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New Orleans under state of emergency due to cyber attack

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Baltimore was hit like this a while back.

Last I heard, they brought in some 'experts', and tried to recover the files, with little to no luck, and ended up paying the ransom.

Folks had to go downtown to do things like pay water Bill's, and apply for permits instead of doing it on line.

Cost the City millions in lost revenue, and it was cheaper just to pay the ransom.

Many cities, towns and even corporations are being hit, most are kept quiet, and the ransom paid.

 

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10 hours ago, dena said:

Baltimore was hit like this a while back.

Last I heard, they brought in some 'experts', and tried to recover the files, with little to no luck, and ended up paying the ransom.

Folks had to go downtown to do things like pay water Bill's, and apply for permits instead of doing it on line.

Cost the City millions in lost revenue, and it was cheaper just to pay the ransom.

Many cities, towns and even corporations are being hit, most are kept quiet, and the ransom paid.

 

Even when the ransom is paid they don't always get the data back.

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We need a new internet. This one is broken.

I believe these ransoms are paid in bitcoin and are wired into non-traceable accounts offshore. The real culprit is the non-traceable accounts. That’s what needs to be fixed. In their absence it wouldn’t be possible to pull off a crime like this. 

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If Ray Nagin we’re still in charge this never would have happened to “chocolate city”. 

 

Is this a Democrat controlled city by chance?  I forget. 

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17 mins ago, aae0130 said:

The real culprit is the non-traceable accounts. That’s what needs to be fixed.

:laugh::laugh:

 That's past stoopid , borderline idiot thinking there.

Blame the banks...

Socialist warning.

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2 hours ago, Ben Lippen said:

:laugh::laugh:

 That's past stoopid , borderline idiot thinking there.

Blame the banks...

Socialist warning.

Not the US banks. You can’t have a non-traceable US account. The rest of the world has these shady wire-in accounts that are untraceable. Who gives a crap about them? ....and bitcoin is not a US currency so again.....who cares about that.

It’s  all dark web chit. Do you think it’s a conservative ideal to protect the dark web? 

I assure you I am no socialist....

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15 hours ago, aae0130 said:

.....and rightfully so. There must be someone that is ultimately responsible for security. They failed!    

The Baltimore City IT guy kept his gig, as far as I know.

In fact, he was instrumental in getting the system up and running again, and was the only guy that knew the system.

He is the one that didn't have back up software, and didn't keep current with the updates and patches, but all of that was forgotten once the city could collect revenue again.

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21 mins ago, dena said:

The Baltimore City IT guy kept his gig, as far as I know.

In fact, he was instrumental in getting the system up and running again, and was the only guy that knew the system.

He is the one that didn't have back up software, and didn't keep current with the updates and patches, but all of that was forgotten once the city could collect revenue again.

Where I work he would be gone quick.

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