$5'000 of ransom?
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A service provider hired by the likes of Oracle, SAP, BT, and many others, to manage their IT systems has been hacked – and its client data held to ransom. At the turn of this month, Germany-based CityComp was broken into by a miscreant, who pinched troves of private information from its customer database and threatened to …
Would Boris care to share the technical details of the breech. Do you think these kinds of attacks are enabled because the manufacturers had to dilute security under instruction from the spooks. I've seen videos of hardware locks designed by professionals that can be opened by a twelve year old with a wooden mallet. Same with man-in-the-middle attacks carries out on key-fobs. Something that could be defeated by only enabling the device with your thump pressed down on it.
Not really, hardware information in targeted attacks is standard practise when looking to infiltrate large companies hosting very valuable data. I'm fairly confident Boeing for example would not be happy with lists of equipment they use to store and protect their data being publicly available. Neither does Linked in give you a list of email addresses both private and corporate, telephone numbers, name and position in company etc that can be used to gain access, yes Linked In can help but not to the extent that you seem to think it does.
CityComp with the help and support of external experts and the State Criminal Police Office of Baden-Württemberg successfully fended off the attack
The attack you successfully fended off while losing 500+GB of data, yes well done.
implemented supplementary security measures of all systems
Would that be installing all the missing patches?
I know you have outdated business-critial software/hardware running in production, or some other 20 year old piece of custom-developed software that is encrypted, yeah, supports up to SSL 2.0 and the like ... sooner or later, Boris and his friends will come and get you.
Go FLOSS now, or regret it later ...
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