Acer Hit by Ransomware - Hackers Want $50M

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Acer fell victim to the REvil ransomware group responsible for the attack of several other companies over the past months, reported Bleeping Computer. The attackers are demanding $50 million from the ...

    Acer Hit by Ransomware - Hackers Want $50M
     
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    cucaulay malkin Ancient Guru

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    crime rate is through the roof cause of bitcoin
     
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  3. Silva

    Silva Ancient Guru

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    As things are going, your best practice as a company is having the sensible stuff on a private internal network not connected to the internet.
    When you want to exchange information, do it through a private channel: even if it's compromised, not everything will be.
     
  4. Brit90

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    Yes, 100% - We have never had crime before Bitcoin was invented! All them Scams that have never gone on before. Shame on Bitcoin...
     

  5. cucaulay malkin

    cucaulay malkin Ancient Guru

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    not what said.I said the number of such attacks is up.
     
  6. reix2x

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    I think the cibercrime has existed since the early days, in the same amount, the thing is that now it have much more visibility. We could think that criptos has helped it, but criminals has been able to "clean" old dirty dolars through bank accounts since the old days.
     
  7. asturur

    asturur Maha Guru

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    I do not see any relationship between the 2 things.
     
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    Criminals WERE able to "wash" money through various schemes, but it's not so easy anymore due to ... computers.

    In the pre-computer age money was just paper money or records on paper. There was very little tracing of where it's coming and where it's going, so swapping criminally obtained money for legally obtained money was pretty easy.
    Not so much in the computer age where every transaction can be recorded and traced.

    ....
    Here comes crypto ... the new golden age of crime, with "money" that can be easily hidden by simply "trading" it on a shady marketplace.

    Who's guilty for allowing this to happen ? Everyone that's ever "bought" crypto by putting in their old style money in shady crypto marketplaces.
    It's just a question of time until governments have had enough of this mess and completely shut those marketplaces down. When official money of countries cannot be traded for crypto anymore, crypto will return to its inherent "value", which is precisely 0.
     
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    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Ouch, 50 mil of fake money.
     
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    Bitcoin, eth and other cryptos can be traceable by law enforcement. Only a couple of the rarer ones (monero, zcash) which use more sophisticated concealment measures are not as of yet.
     

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    What "mess" governments have had enough of are you referring to?
     
  12. Neo Cyrus

    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    Yeah let's pretend Bitcoin didn't incentivize criminals a thousand times over versus prior to it existing. Let's pretend we all have brain damage.
     
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    Acer, as a big tech name hasn't implemented a high end backup replication system able to withstand this kind of attack?
     
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    Someone at Acer clicked a dodgy link inside an email, bit of a fail :)
     
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    Someone at acer took a large bribe by the hackers....
     

  16. Noisiv

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    Noooo... you don't say.

    But I read on Guru3d forums that it's Bitcoin's fault because.... it "incentivize criminals a thousand times over versus prior to it existing".

    Crime is up 100,000 %

    Here I was minding my private business. But as soon as Bitcoin came along, I became a career criminal LOL

    If you think bitcoins makes a career criminal's life easier, wait till you hear about cell phones and cars and... electricity and internet :eek:
     
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    Is that how these people operate these days? I had a ransomware attack once at work, one of the staff clicked on a link inside an email. The email and it's content looked super dodgy to me from minute one but he was a bit of a n00b so he clicked it.

    But I guess it's easier these days to give someone a backhander to get inside.
     
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    Crypto to be blamed?
    Seriously, if this is an axiom, prove it.
    Explain it like I'm 5. Maybe I'll be surprised.
    I am waiting.
     
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    It provides a way to steal without leaving a trail. They'll want that $50M in some form of crypto, guaranteed. They'd be caught no problem if they wanted the funds in a traditional method, and therefore wouldn't have the balls to try it. Crypto is what empowers them to do this BS.

    This is one of the big reasons why most of us want crypto outlawed, it's empowered criminals way too much. That and polluting the earth at an insane rate.
     
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    Good points but let me rectify: Most of us want crypto outlawed because we cannot get the good video cards to play games, and after that, just as you said: because of the criminal stuff and earth pollution
     

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