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Ransomware Attack Forced Ohio Hospital System to Divert ER Patients
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RedParker
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!
REISEN1955
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. 
REISEN1955
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. 
Dr.T
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
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.
RedParker
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

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Dr.T
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
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
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.


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