The current Cyberattack

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The current Cyberattack

Post by River Morgan2 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:32 pm

I factchecked. They're real. FWIW.
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Re: The current Cyberattack

Post by River Morgan2 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:37 pm

Still getting my NOM feet under me. If this thread should have been a post under the "Keeping up with Trump" thread, could an Administrator please move it? And if so, I will remember and do it right the next time. 😊

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Re: The current Cyberattack

Post by Corsair » Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:21 pm

This is as good of a place as any for this post.

I won't pretend that I understand how the politics is working with this appointment. It would be presumed that this could be overturned barely a month from now.

I work with a team that manages SolarWinds and I also use SolarWinds to monitor some encryption and firewall systems. The monitoring team has been busy this week as you may imagine. But I work in the network security department of a bank, not a government. The process used to breach Soiar Winds was brilliant and diabolical. I am deeply impressed at the patience and skill that was used.

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Re: The current Cyberattack

Post by River Morgan2 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:12 pm

Corsair wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:21 pm
...The process used to breach Soiar Winds was brilliant and diabolical. I am deeply impressed at the patience and skill that was used.
That's not good. Even the little bit I know you, I would think that it takes a lot to impress you, Corsair!

It almost feels right now like the Russians are in charge, and the cyber attack is kind of sealing the deal. I hope that somebody somewhere can get a handle on things soon.

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Re: The current Cyberattack

Post by Corsair » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:59 am

River Morgan2 wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:12 pm
It almost feels right now like the Russians are in charge, and the cyber attack is kind of sealing the deal. I hope that somebody somewhere can get a handle on things soon.
The good news is that the United States does have similar cyber attack groups. The bad news is also that the United States does have cyber attack groups. This leads to another dichotomy of good news/bad news. The good news is that these types of operations will lead to fewer conflicts of open hostility. It's less likely to lead to an actual shooting war. The bad news is that war will still be carried out by other means.

I have some acquaintances in the business and they do their absolute best to keep a low profile. It's challenging to keep military operations quiet, but cyber attacks more easily lend themselves to being quiet.

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Re: The current Cyberattack

Post by River Morgan2 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:46 am

Corsair wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:59 am
River Morgan2 wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:12 pm
It almost feels right now like the Russians are in charge, and the cyber attack is kind of sealing the deal. I hope that somebody somewhere can get a handle on things soon.
The good news is that the United States does have similar cyber attack groups. The bad news is also that the United States does have cyber attack groups. This leads to another dichotomy of good news/bad news. The good news is that these types of operations will lead to fewer conflicts of open hostility. It's less likely to lead to an actual shooting war. The bad news is that war will still be carried out by other means.

I have some acquaintances in the business and they do their absolute best to keep a low profile. It's challenging to keep military operations quiet, but cyber attacks more easily lend themselves to being quiet.
Thank you for the fascinating comment, Corsair! I'll be dissecting it for a while. It's that old Chinese curse again. May we live in interesting times.

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