Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
Ransomware Attack Forced Ohio Hospital System to Divert ER Patients
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
RedParker
50%
50%
RedParker,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/28/2018 | 6:51:53 PM
Re: Ransom ware attack of life support operations should be a capital offence!
Having a backup is not the point here, emergrncy life saving operations were impacted, lives were at stake. Sorting out in 3 hours though excellent, has nothing to do with the deterent of a rightous public beheading for a monstous crime. We need laws to allow capitol punishment for this kind of targeted attack, Stealing from a poorly secured bank is not the same, doing this requires blood. A few heads on pikes are needed

.
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
11/28/2018 | 1:33:04 PM
Re: Ransom ware attack of life support operations should be a capital offence!
DO these hospials and cities HAVE a backup and disaster recovery protocol? Really good question, they should have a BC/DR plan.
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
11/28/2018 | 1:31:53 PM
Re: Ransom ware attack of life support operations should be a capital offence!
had everything UP and running without flaw in 3 hours. This is good. 3 hours are sometimes are end of a business unfortunately.
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
11/28/2018 | 1:29:36 PM
Re: Ransom ware attack of life support operations should be a capital offence!
IT stories often forget that REAL PEOPLE are impacted. This is true. I think that is the main results of most attacts, system are down and stress is high.
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
11/28/2018 | 1:27:55 PM
Re: Ransom ware attack of life support operations should be a capital offence!
Ransom ware attack of life support operations should be a capital offence! That makes sense. Many other attacks also threaten the life of individuals.
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
11/28/2018 | 1:26:38 PM
second layer?
Interesting, how good is the second layer if first layer is already preventing them to provide ER service? I think they need to check see if the layers are good enough for them.
REISEN1955
50%
50%
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
11/28/2018 | 12:04:19 PM
Re: Ransom ware attack of life support operations should be a capital offence!
And AGAIN ----- What if this was JUST a server failure?  Drive failure?  I had a bad block wipe out an entire server in a medical office I supported and GUESS WHAT ---- I had a tested backup and restore plan.  Now this was a small office, no comparison but I had everything UP and running without flaw in 3 hours.  True.    I had a 501C3 account hit by Cryptolocker in 2014 and I had everything up and running in, likewise, 3 hours with only a single desktop displa (the actual desktop itself) unrecoveable because I did not know the executive director was using it.  98% restoration across he board.  DO these hospials and cities HAVE a backup and disaster recovery protocol?  From what I can almost nobody has one.  Nor do they test because a 2:30 am, nobody is thinking sraight.

Sheesh I hate writing this time and time again.  Yes exfiltration of data is bad but take that OUT of the equation and this is jus a server or workstation issue pure and simple. 
REISEN1955
100%
0%
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
11/27/2018 | 3:22:41 PM
Re: Ransom ware attack of life support operations should be a capital offence!
Agree - IT stories often forget that REAL PEOPLE are impacted.  IBM failures on multiple financial systems, the CSC disaster at National Health Service in England - all impact people profoundly.  And yet we write essay after essay here as if IT exists in a bubble. 
RedParker
100%
0%
RedParker,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/27/2018 | 12:20:00 PM
Ransom ware attack of life support operations should be a capital offence!
Ransom ware attack of life support operations should be a capital offence! Track em down, string em up!


US Turning Up the Heat on North Korea's Cyber Threat Operations
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  9/16/2019
MITRE Releases 2019 List of Top 25 Software Weaknesses
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  9/17/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: "He's too shy to invite me out face to face!"
Current Issue
7 Threats & Disruptive Forces Changing the Face of Cybersecurity
This Dark Reading Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at the biggest emerging threats and disruptive forces that are changing the face of cybersecurity today.
Flash Poll
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
Your enterprise's cyber risk may depend upon the relationship between the IT team and the security team. Heres some insight on what's working and what isn't in the data center.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2015-9405
PUBLISHED: 2019-09-20
The wp-piwik plugin before 1.0.5 for WordPress has XSS.
CVE-2015-9407
PUBLISHED: 2019-09-20
The xpinner-lite plugin through 2.2 for WordPress has xpinner-lite.php XSS.
CVE-2015-9408
PUBLISHED: 2019-09-20
The xpinner-lite plugin through 2.2 for WordPress has wp-admin/options-general.php CSRF with resultant XSS.
CVE-2019-16533
PUBLISHED: 2019-09-20
On DrayTek Vigor2925 devices with firmware 3.8.4.3, Incorrect Access Control exists in loginset.htm, and can be used to trigger XSS. NOTE: this is an end-of-life product.
CVE-2019-16534
PUBLISHED: 2019-09-20
On DrayTek Vigor2925 devices with firmware 3.8.4.3, XSS exists via a crafted WAN name on the General Setup screen. NOTE: this is an end-of-life product.