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Lake City Employee Fired Following Ransom Payment
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7/2/2019 | 12:50:31 PM
Firing the person that has history, not sure if this was a good move
One thing about hacks and attempts, they often come from the inside. This person that they let go now has motive to get back at the organization as long with the Ransomware control/command group. It is going to be interesting how this works out.

One question I have, will they be fined by GDPR and will this be reported. The last few days I have read about Ransomware attacks and organizations being attacked. There was a report submitted by DarkReading that state the report for 2019 took a deep drop in Ransomeware findings. I think the report has not been completed and thus the low number is indicative of lack of information, only time will tell what happens to this endeavor and will the US start pushing those sanctions and penalities like other countries are doing (Facebook, Google and Microsoft).

Other situations where individuals should be fired from the Ransomware attacks are as follows:
  • https://digitalguardian.com/blog/history-ransomware-attacks-biggest-and-worst-ransomware-attacks-all-time
  • https://www.wired.com/story/atlanta-spent-26m-recover-from-ransomware-scare/ (Atlanta Attack)
  • https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/06/12/baltimore-ransomware-attack-inches-closer-to-normal/
  • https://gizmodo.com/florida-city-fires-it-employee-after-paying-460-000-in-1836031022

Only time will tell.

T
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