* Posts by 87red

3 posts • joined 12 May 2017

Expired cert... Really? #O2down meltdown shows we should fear bungles and bugs more than hackers


I wonder why networks don't have a roaming agreement in place for such catastrophic events. The events yesterday would have cost o2 £millions in bad publicity, yet if there was the ability for them to allow customers to temporarily roam to say EE or Vodafone this could all be avoided.

UK hospital meltdown after ransomware worm uses NSA vuln to raid IT


Another waller address shown in a screenshot on BBC News was also paid, 0.16321544 BTC to https://blockchain.info/address/12t9YDPgwueZ9NyMgw519p7AA8isjr6SMw


Here is a screenshot of the claimed randsomware: https://twitter.com/LawrenceDunhill/status/863032679595421696/photo/1

Looking up that bitcoin address it appears that someone has paid the ransom 0.15 BTC ($267, a bit short of the $300 requested).

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