[LMB] OT: Ransomware.

Ruchira Mathur wetair at gmail.com
Fri May 14 14:41:04 BST 2021


I heard that also about the ransom. Low millions.

And that the Russian hackers posted a message saying they didn't mean to
cause the shortage. Which is hard to believe.

On Fri, May 14, 2021, 9:17 AM WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:

> It depends on how the backup is done. If the backup is individual files
> that are incrementally backed up all you would lose is the new data since
> the encryption was put on. The big problems happen if it’s a long time
> between when the encryption takes place and when you find out about it.
> Systems and backups should be checked often but, of course, that costs
> money. Critical systems should be air gapped.
> What bothers me the most is the rumor that a ransom has been paid.
>
> Christian, husband, father, granddaddy, son, American. Here I stand. I can
> do no other. God help me.
> William A Wenrich
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> I do not understand this. Aren't the systems constantly backed up so
> that they could be scrubbed and the data restored?
>
> Harvey
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