[LMB] OT: Ransomware.

Rebecca Price becca7108 at gmail.com
Fri May 14 14:55:48 BST 2021


According to Bloomberg,  the ransom was 75 bitcoins, $5m for the decryption
key that didn't even work...they had to recover using backups.

On Friday, May 14, 2021, Ruchira Mathur <wetair at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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> > Subject: [LMB] OT: Ransomware.
> >
> > 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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