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The Six Million Dollar Scam: London cops probe Travelex cyber-ransacking amid reports of £m ransomware demand, wide-open VPN server holes

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

"It is 2020, what was the customer data and critical systems doing on Windows boxes, rather than Linux with a snapshotted file system underpinning the storage?"

In a lot of cases I'd agree with you. That would be the consequence of running a monoculture and getting phished.

However it looks as if this was the consequence of a failure to protect their VPN against intrusion and the intruders have been able to take their time. By now they'd probably have acquired admin credentials on the Linux boxes. I doubt there's anything beyond a dumb printer in there that could be trusted by now.

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