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Re: DarkSide Ransomware Gang Quits After Servers, Bitcoin Stash Seized
May 15, 2021, 11:22
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Verno wrote on May 14, 2021, 13:04:
They need to go pretty deep after the target they painted on their backs. The US is pissed and they're coming for em.
I'd be more than a bit surprised if anyone is ever penalized. If they are in fact "closing up shop" -- in my mind that would only support the idea it was a Russian government operation which went further than "the bosses" wanted. And you can assume all capabilities are being carefully preserved.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
May 15, 2021, 11:11
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May 15, 2021, 11:11
 
Yeah, pretty much they kept poking the hornet's nest for money. They got it... but they got the Queens attention and the Queen just put out a global target search order.

I mean you can poke companies all day and you get your score and walk away. This time two fatal mistakes were made:

1: American Government involved

2: Messing with the ONE thing that makes America easily forget its high road morality claims and put kill drones in the air anywhere in the world. Oil.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
May 15, 2021, 06:04
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May 15, 2021, 06:04
 
theglaze wrote on May 14, 2021, 15:24:
RedEye9 wrote on May 14, 2021, 14:39:
A good read
How To Stop Ransomware Attacks? 1 Proposal Would Prohibit Victims From Paying Up

Similar mind set to "Don't pay kidnappers to release hostages!" which sounds all fine and dandy until it's YOUR family member with a gun to the head.

Too many businesses view IT projects/infrastructure/procedures as costs that only subtract from the bottom line. Disaster recovery plans should not be a "nice to have" idea discussed on Slack.

If the government is going to get involved, do it with taxes, because corporations are more afraid of that than cyber criminals.
The vast majority of breaches happen because someone on the inside did something they shouldn't have (usually click a link in an email or be too open with how the company operates), not because an outsider spent countless nights finding some unknown exploit in a piece of software to get inside their target's systems. Proper cyber security occurs in all departments of a company, not just the IT department.

And most successful cyber criminals spend months inside the system to learn how to strike efficiently. The backups from two months prior are likely just as insecure as the ones from the day before the incident.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
May 14, 2021, 15:24
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May 14, 2021, 15:24
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 14, 2021, 14:39:
A good read
How To Stop Ransomware Attacks? 1 Proposal Would Prohibit Victims From Paying Up

Similar mind set to "Don't pay kidnappers to release hostages!" which sounds all fine and dandy until it's YOUR family member with a gun to the head.

Too many businesses view IT projects/infrastructure/procedures as costs that only subtract from the bottom line. Disaster recovery plans should not be a "nice to have" idea discussed on Slack.

If the government is going to get involved, do it with taxes, because corporations are more afraid of that than cyber criminals.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
May 14, 2021, 14:39
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Re: Morning Safety Dance May 14, 2021, 14:39
May 14, 2021, 14:39
 
A good read
How To Stop Ransomware Attacks? 1 Proposal Would Prohibit Victims From Paying Up
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Re: DarkSide Ransomware Gang Quits After Servers, Bitcoin Stash Seized
May 14, 2021, 13:04
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The Flying Penguin wrote on May 14, 2021, 12:44:
Heh. Like Krebs says at the end, more likely they made up the story of being hacked and just went underground. Maybe their Russian masters reined them in. Hitting the pipeline may have been a bit to close to being considered an act of war for their taste.

They need to go pretty deep after the target they painted on their backs. The US is pissed and they're coming for em.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
May 14, 2021, 13:03
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May 14, 2021, 13:03
 
“There’s too much publicity,” the XSS administrator explained. “Ransomware has gathered a critical mass of nonsense, bullshit, hype, and fuss around it. The word ‘ransomware’ has been put on a par with a number of unpleasant phenomena, such as geopolitical tensions, extortion, and government-backed hacks. This word has become dangerous and toxic.”

The level of rationalization here is mind-boggling. Being a crook and terrorist is perfectly fine so long as you're selective in your targets. Monsters like that seriously need to die in a fire.
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DarkSide Ransomware Gang Quits After Servers, Bitcoin Stash Seized
May 14, 2021, 12:44
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DarkSide Ransomware Gang Quits After Servers, Bitcoin Stash Seized May 14, 2021, 12:44
May 14, 2021, 12:44
 
Heh. Like Krebs says at the end, more likely they made up the story of being hacked and just went underground. Maybe their Russian masters reined them in. Hitting the pipeline may have been a bit to close to being considered an act of war for their taste.
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