You Can’t Win Them All
You can’t win them all. This article appeared originally at SoftwareNewsBlog.
Sophie Kaseya, writing on the business site DZone, makes the following prediction: “It is a known fact that many of the major cyber-intruders and hackers get caught and arrested. Some might survive the initial hacking attempts. But what we are seeing in the past few years is how cyber criminals have become smarter and much more resilient. We are also seeing a rise in extortion and other forms of online attacks that are both sophisticated and extremely difficult to detect. Some of these attacks are designed to inflict massive damage and loss through ransom drops. This is not just against businesses and government organizations, but against individuals as well. We are seeing that ransomware has become a legitimate and widespread cyber threat.
In the most shocking and comprehensive security breach of 2015, Kaseya found a hidden backdoor to the Windows operating system of one of the biggest financial services providers in the world, Santander UK, based in London. Santander’s network includes about 5 million customers, and the breach was revealed only after the company’s servers were hacked and the data exposed. The Santander CEO was targeted and a small team of hackers were able to access the network and control the system for about a week before being taken over by other cyber criminals.
The ransomware campaign is targeting the UK’s biggest lender, Santander UK, which has about 5 million customers, who could now be forced to pay as much as GBP 300 million (US$4. 8 million) in return for back doors that will enable an intruder to download the malware onto any computer in the network and then encrypt the data on the hard disk. It would take a lot of work and expertise to set up such a back door, but all that will need to be done is the simple act of changing a few files. A single machine could be able to serve as the base or foothold of an attack on the network, but the attack would require someone to make a backup, or copy files to machines running a virus protection system. A few hundred gigabytes of data would be at stake, and would need to be encrypted.
Kaseya says that 800 000 businesses have been compromised by the recent ransomware attack which ricocheted around the world.
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When a country has to deal with a massive cyber-attack, it’s important to be prepared. According to the US Congress, there has been around 800 000 businesses which has been affected by a malicious cyberattack. The same is true for the UK. Unfortunately, most businesses haven’t had enough time to prepare for this event. In fact the cyber-attack hasn’t even hit the UK yet. But what does this really mean for business? The following analysis will help you figure if your business has enough resources to protect itself from a cyber-attack.
To do all this you have to have a decent cyber security plan in place. The first step is to make sure your website and the servers in which it’s hosted are equipped with security software. It’s recommended to keep the site up to date with security updates and updates from the hosting provider.
Businesses don’t have the luxury of dealing with a single internet connection all the time. It’s going to take time for your network to start growing old. That gives businesses more time to secure their assets. Make sure to change the passwords for the accounts you have access to in real time. If you get hacked, you lose all your money and valuable data.
It’s also very important to secure yourself against any kind of malware that may be coming your way. If ransomware strikes your business, it can make an attack on any network unkillable if it can be carried out on the Internet.
It’s very hard to fight a computer virus when hundreds of thousands of computers are infected at once. It’s also difficult to stop a ransomware attack when the number of computers involved is more than ten in number. Businesses which are already struggling to secure their networks may have to struggle even harder with a cyber-attack.
To prevent cyber-attacks, it’s best to make sure your website is constantly updated with security patches.
Kaseya, the Internet Crime Complaint Center and REvil
by Danyell Kaseya, M.
Kaseya will be presenting “A Brief History of the Internet Crime Complaint Center” at the Michigan State University College of Medicine’s 5th Annual Biomedical and Health Informatics Conference on April 11th, 2013.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center was a public safety computer system originally founded and created by David Zaslavsky and later developed by the Center for Internet Security and Security Labs, and first used in 2004. The system was designed to monitor and investigate a broad range of crimes against the personal property of internet service providers (ISPs). The system was originally known as The Internet Crime Complaint Center and it was funded through grants from the U. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.
Kaseya will explain that this system consisted of “a database of suspect names and emails that had been submitted to the Internet Crime Complaint Center by internet service providers and also by the police department to be investigated by a public safety computer system. ” He will describe how this system was “used to investigate a wide range of crimes that were reported to the center.
Kaseya will not pay the hackers.
Article Title: Kaseya will not pay the hackers | Software. Full Article Text: Kaseya will not pay the hackers, a lawyer for the software firm said on Thursday. He said that the company’s founder, Kaseya Naga, had tried to do so but failed at some point. However, according to him, even though this decision was the best decision for the company, it also has serious consequences and that his position will be removed. The decision was made by the company’s lawyer who is Mr. Reddy, who is also a partner in the lawyer’s practice.
The statement was made in a video statement made at MSE India. The video statement stated: “Mr. Reddy, the lawyer of the company, told us that he has been negotiating with Kaseya Naga over the issue. He has told him that he has to pay to the hackers or he will be removed from the firm. After this statement was made, Mr. Kaseya Naga in a series of tweets, said that he is not paying money to the hackers. However, he has paid money to the company’s lawyers and this has made him a laughing stock in the industry. Kaseya Naga also told this newspaper that the decision to pay the hackers is a joke which has been made by him to show the company’s weakness. Kaseya Naga has also tried to say that he is not guilty of any wrongdoing. We, however, firmly believe that Mr. Kaseya Naga did not pay money to the hackers or the lawyers or to any person connected with it because he has no clear evidence against the company. Even if he can do so, the entire matter will be dropped. We are doing all we can to let Kaseya Naga realise what he has done.
The story which initially emerged in the mainstream media came in a series of tweets, posted on July 13th. The first tweet was sent by the lawyer and the lawyer’s statement followed. Subsequently, the hacker Kaseya Naga tweeted a series of tweets.
The hacker’s statement states: “There is no proof whatever that I have tried to pay money to the lawyers of the company. I have paid money to my own co-founder (Kaseya Naga) and to the company’s lawyers. This has made him a laughing stock in the industry.