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May 12, 2017, 03:10:09 PM
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Will anyone care?

It will give anti-bitcoin peeps something to shout about I suppose.

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May 12, 2017, 04:37:36 PM
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Course people will care. Wait and see what will happen now. The British government will be seething about this, and about the fact that criminals on the web can demand untraceable funds. This isn't your standard small-to-medium sized business getting attacked, the NHS is arguably Britain's largest institution, there are hundreds of thousands of people not getting emergency treatment because of this standstill.

After it is all fixed watch how the authorities will start asking questions of BTC, the attention will cause the price to plummet!
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what is this "brake pedal" you speak of?


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May 12, 2017, 04:55:41 PM
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actually it just goes to show how bad security is in healthcare.

medical computers should be locked down with heavy security, and users should be trained in security. software loaded on medical computers shroud be vetted. i mean these are your "protected" private medical records.

but when the average user shops on ebay and loads facebook and browses random web sites on medical systems, well guess what..

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May 12, 2017, 05:00:20 PM
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Will anyone care?

It will give anti-bitcoin peeps something to shout about I suppose.



Sweet Jesus, just reading about this now. Oh yeah, they will care, they are diverting emergency patients because of this. Shit like this, will make the penalties for hacking get way more severe. Guys don't understand they are fucking it up for themselves with the ransom attacks on critical technological infrastructure.

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May 12, 2017, 05:02:57 PM
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See my topic on it here, will it affect BTC in the long run?

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1914656.0

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May 12, 2017, 05:06:19 PM
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The screenshots show the hacker is asking for a certain us dollar amount. Is that normal? Doesn't really seem like a bitcoiner doing it, more likely a usdollarer.
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May 12, 2017, 06:10:59 PM
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if they were asking only 300 usd, they have no idea what they have. thats worth hundreds of thousands, at least for that kinda of medical database.

my only hope is patients dont have serious issues because they cant be seen.

my bigest questions is dont they have encrypted off site backups???

ps im in healthcare in the usa. rest assured, complete databases are backup up securely several times a day to multiple sites.
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May 12, 2017, 06:16:58 PM
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actually it just goes to show how bad security is in healthcare.

medical computers should be locked down with heavy security, and users should be trained in security. software loaded on medical computers shroud be vetted. i mean these are your "protected" private medical records.

but when the average user shops on ebay and loads facebook and browses random web sites on medical systems, well guess what..


This..

Its the fault of their IT people. When you have a company this large the only option is to lock everyone out of doing anything other than work. Especially if these computers are connected to systems that dispatch emergency services.  Roll Eyes What a fuck up on their part.

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May 12, 2017, 06:48:31 PM
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if they were asking only 300 usd, they have no idea what they have. thats worth hundreds of thousands, at least for that kinda of medical database.

my only hope is patients dont have serious issues because they cant be seen.

my bigest questions is dont they have encrypted off site backups???

ps im in healthcare in the usa. rest assured, complete databases are backup up securely several times a day to multiple sites.
They infected the hospitals by "accident" they weren't a specific target for them, thus they are also only charging the hospital 300$. I'm not sure if they hacked databases, or just computers.

So far already 60.000 computers are infected, which is alot, but not massive yet.. Interesting to see how this is going to affect bitcoin, if it is in a negative or positive way..

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May 13, 2017, 03:56:53 AM
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Everyone who got affected by this attack must sue the United States National Security Agency. They were the ones who created this program. The Shadow Brokers hacker group stole the program from them, and later made it available in public domain.

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May 13, 2017, 08:47:28 AM
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Everyone who got affected by this attack must sue the United States National Security Agency. They were the ones who created this program. The Shadow Brokers hacker group stole the program from them, and later made it available in public domain.


What?

No.. That is like saying we should sue the guy who invented AK's, due to all the deaths he caused with his invention (the AK)..

That's not how it works. The NSA never intended to use it in this way, the ones that are guilty of this are the ones using the exploit, "WannaCry"

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May 13, 2017, 08:54:59 AM
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Everyone who got affected by this attack must sue the United States National Security Agency. They were the ones who created this program. The Shadow Brokers hacker group stole the program from them, and later made it available in public domain.


What?

No.. That is like saying we should sue the guy who invented AK's, due to all the deaths he caused with his invention (the AK)..

That's not how it works. The NSA never intended to use it in this way, the ones that are guilty of this are the ones using the exploit, "WannaCry"

It is at least partially their fault if not fully for not taking the necessary measures to stop such theft attempts. They knew what they had and they knew what it could do, they should've protected it better.

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May 13, 2017, 09:09:27 AM
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Will anyone care?


People already care it has impacted the UK healthcare system along with a bunch of government agencies which ... you would think would be on the ball with updating their software but it just goes to show that it is easy enough to spy on the governments of some countries although they decided to just use ransomware instead.
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May 13, 2017, 09:12:56 AM
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I sincerely believe that if the Bitcoin ETF were under serious consideration for approval this may be a huge catalyst for yet another rejection.

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