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Florida Town Pays $600K to Ransomware Operators
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REISEN1955,
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6/20/2019 | 3:23:39 PM
Beautiful Train Wreck
Everything wrong in this one beyond decision to pay.  Well let's start with what was protecting them and where did the infection come from - usually stupid user opening bad email.  Education!!!!   We have heard alot of that in this forum and there is a vidoe on the very subject here.  Then what about backup protocols and data recovery protocols, of which - usually - none or last updated July of 2003.  And redundancy?   What if this was just a failed data center issue???   So be bad and pay the ransom and off the thieves go to more hell and fun.  Everything just wrong wrong wrong here. 
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6/21/2019 | 10:23:39 AM
Re: Beautiful Train Wreck
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6/21/2019 | 1:47:50 PM
Re: Beautiful Train Wreck
Couldn't agree more. Plus you are operating under the assumption that the malicious actor is now going to act ethically, decrypt your data and leave you alone.

I would posit a guess that even with this occurence barely anything will change in the way they run the shop. I would like to be more optimistic but the data doesn't lie.
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REISEN1955,
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6/24/2019 | 2:31:27 PM
Re: Beautiful Train Wreck
What the does the DJs post have to do with this subject?
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6/30/2019 | 3:19:05 PM
Segmentation is something they don't do
The attack, which began on May 29 when a police department employee opened a malicious email attachment, ultimately disabled all of the city's online systems, including email, a water utility pumping station, some phones, and the ability to accept utility payments online or by credit card.

Hmm, there are a few questions that cause me to pause:
  • If they have AV or Email AV, shouldn't the software catch this?
  • Also, shouldn't the email and water utility system be separate from one another
  • And the online payment system, shouldn't that have been in the DMZ and the DB in Zone 0 or isolated from the rest

Sounds to me from the application, network, web, Db and credit card groups failed to understand the concept of network segmentation. Where was the Enterprise Archictect in this endeavor and what happened to the planning stages associated with DR (doesn't GDPR get involved with this issue and shouldn't they be penalized for this attrocity)?

Todd


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