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Check out New Wave of Ransom Threats Seen in Unprecedented Attack - Bloomberg
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Edward Finnell
2017-05-15 08:32:55 UTC
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_New Wave of Ransom Threats Seen in Unprecedented Attack - Bloomberg_
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Mike Schwab
2017-05-15 19:52:31 UTC
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And the attack was based on NSA knowledge they kept hidden for years.
Hope they get their ass sued off.

On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 3:33 AM, Edward Finnell
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_New Wave of Ransom Threats Seen in Unprecedented Attack - Bloomberg_
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Charles Mills
2017-05-15 20:13:31 UTC
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Spy agencies tend to keep things secret ...

Charles


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And the attack was based on NSA knowledge they kept hidden for years.
Hope they get their ass sued off.

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Paul Gilmartin
2017-05-15 20:17:19 UTC
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And the attack was based on NSA knowledge they kept hidden for years.
Hope they get their ass sued off.
Anyone can take anyone to court. That's not the question. As [a] Civil Procedure
professor said, "You can sue the Bishop of Boston for bastardy. But can you collect?"
(Origin obscure.)

Would it be better if NSA had released the information before the
vulnerable software was end-of-service?

(Well, yes, if they had notified the vendor in time to create a patch.)
Post by Mike Schwab
Post by Edward Finnell
_New Wave of Ransom Threats Seen in Unprecedented Attack - Bloomberg_
(https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-14/hospitals-gain-control-in-ran
som-hack-more-attacks-may-come)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-14/hospitals-gain-control-in-ransom-hack-more-attacks-may-come
(URL repaired. Ed F. tends to break them.)

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Anne & Lynn Wheeler
2017-05-15 21:51:12 UTC
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Post by Paul Gilmartin
Anyone can take anyone to court. That's not the question. As [a] Civil
Procedure professor said, "You can sue the Bishop of Boston for
bastardy. But can you collect?" (Origin obscure.)
when I first moved to boston area and joined the ibm science center, a
parish north of boston was about to sue the cardinal, they had a bond
for something like $26M for building new catholic high school. As soon
as it was built, cardinal sells off the new high school and keeps the
money (leaving the parish still on the hook for the $26M bond). The
parish was about to sue the cardinal for the money, when the cardinal
has late night, backroom (described as cigar smoke filled) session with
the legislature ... which passes special law allowing cardinal to keep
the money (and immune from civil liability). It was explained to me that
such things go on in the boston area all the time.

recent posts mentioning ransoms:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#84 Time to sack the chief of computing in the NHS?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#90 Ransomware on Mainframe application ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#91 Ransomware on Mainframe application ?
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