Any idea whodunnit, as they say ? Russian hackers ?
Darkside ransomware gang says it lost control of its servers & money a day after Biden threat | The Record by Recorded FutureA day after US President Joe Biden said the US plans to disrupt the hackers behind the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, the operator of the Darkside ransomware said the group lost control of its web servers and some of the funds it made from ransom payments.therecord.media
I wouldn't bet on it either, but it's still absolutely hilarious. These clowns will be back some way or another.Yeah, I wouldn't bet large sums on that. "Oh, no, your feeble attempt to reign us in has destroyed us! I guess we're ruined and done! No need for you to bother with us anymore! it's okay to let your guard down, even for a moment!"
Is it legal to pay ransom in the US nowadays?
The whole company management doesn't get immediately jailed for financing criminal organizations, sabotaging national security and stuff?
Primary monitoring and control: Network based, modern, computerized, great, I like it. If hacked or system is down for any other reason, manual backup for pumping and distributing fuel with radio-type communications perhaps? I in a national emergency, pump and distribute fuel by any means possible, we used to accomplish this before computers and networks decades ago, just amazing, redundancy for critical systems/infrastructure, boy, have we lost our way???
Good, they asked for it. Regulate them into a fine paste.The Department of Homeland Security is moving to regulate cybersecurity in the pipeline industry for the first time in an effort to prevent a repeat of a major computer attack that crippled nearly half the East Coast's fuel supply this month -- an incident that highlighted the vulnerability of...news.slashdot.org
The new rule underscores Biden officials’ impatience with voluntary industry partnerships and nonbinding guidance.www.politico.com