Trickbot, which both Microsoft and the U. S. Government had gone after two weeks ago to prevent cyberattacks on our election.
Which, as she points out, leads one to believe that we didn't effectively shut down these hackers.
and have infiltrated Hall County Georgia election systems and have been publishing sensitive information.
The hospital hackers are apparently a group MS and the government tried to take out, but they failed and this is payback
take down their military, the Kremlin and any government offices.
Give us some context. Not all of DU is glued to MSMBC.
Have a good evening.
serious stuff... hitting hospitals is no joke...
While we are under Russian attack against our hospitals? Putin could have shut this down, it hasn't. So it really is a declaration of war by Putin. And we have a traitor who owes Putin how much money....as our President.
they said it was taken down (Trickbot) but wasn't.
Hospitals attacked by ransomware.
Rachel is saying keep calm and have trust in our election.
Clint Watts is on now.
Oh crap, this has got to stop.
some Medieval style punishments for these hackers.
Or perhaps turn them over to ISIS to practice on.
Oct 28, 2020
Replying to @OlgaNYC1211
Not sure with this latest attack but do know in the past Cozy Bear is known for these type of attacks where as Energetic bear who named in a warning last week focuses more on infrastructure and energy sectors
Potentially one of the largest cyber attacks hits a major US hospital system. I'm afraid this is going to escalate over the next few months
Oops forgot to mention Sandworm actors who were indicted a few weeks ago. They are part of the GRU intelligence agency whereas Cozy Bear is linked to SVR
The Russians are being watched for their true attempt
Cell phones, too. Sometimes I actually miss rotary-dial telephones. And being somewhere I can't be reached.
Rachel was scary as hell. Clint Watts was also on and concerned, but a bit more familiar with what can happen, having been with the FBI.
Our progress could be our undoing. We are so dependent on electronics. Take my computer and it's as though you have removed my right arm. Lost without it.
Catch Rachel on the rerun. It is well worth it. There should be a video of that segment out soon.
Government officials warned that hackers were seeking to hold American hospitals data hostage in exchange for ransom payments.
By Nicole Perlroth
Oct. 28, 2020
Hundreds of American hospitals are being targeted in cyberattacks by the same Russian hackers who American officials and researchers fear could sow mayhem around next weeks election.
The attacks on American hospitals, clinics and medical complexes are intended to take those facilities offline and hold their data hostage in exchange for multimillion-dollar ransom payments, just as coronavirus cases spike across the United States.
The Russian hackers, believed to be based in Moscow and St. Petersburg, have been trading a list of more than 400 hospitals they plan to target, according to Alex Holden, the founder of Hold Security, who shared the information with the F.B.I. Mr. Holden said the hackers claimed to have already infected more than 30 of them.
Microsoft Takes Down a Risk to the Election, and Finds the U.S. Doing the Same
Fearing Russian ransomware attacks on the election, the company and U.S. Cyber Command mounted similar pre-emptive strikes. It is not clear how long they may work.
By David E. Sanger and Nicole Perlroth
* Published Oct. 12, 2020 Updated Oct. 21, 2020
Microsoft and a team of companies and law enforcement groups have disabled at least temporarily one of the worlds largest hacking operations, an effort run by Russian-speaking cybercriminals that officials feared could disrupt the presidential election in three weeks.
But as soon as Microsoft began dismantling the operations last week, seeking to cripple a network of infected computers known as TrickBot that has been used to paralyze computer systems with ransomware attacks, it discovered that someone else was trying to do the same thing.
More hospitals hit by ransomware as feds warn about cyberattacks
Several federal agencies warned Wednesday of "an increased and imminent cybercrime threat" to the country's health care providers, particularly from a gang that uses a strand of ransomware called Ryuk.
Hacker Releases Georgia County Election Data After Ransom Not Paid
County among entities whose time to pay is over, according to review of hackers website
By Tawnell D. Hobbs
Oct. 28, 2020 6:11 pm ET
A computer hacker who took over networks maintained by Hall County, Ga., escalated demands this week by publicly releasing election-related files after a ransom wasnt paid, heightening concerns about the security of voting from cyberattacks.
A website maintained by the hacker lists Hall County along with other hacked entities as those whose time to pay is over, according to a Wall Street Journal review of the hackers website.
FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US healthcare system
Frank Bajak, Ap Technology Writer Updated 2:25 pm PDT, Thursday, October 29, 2020
BOSTON (AP) Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking.
In a joint alert Wednesday, the FBI and two federal agencies warned that they had credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers. The alert said malicious groups are targeting the sector with attacks that produce data theft and disruption of healthcare services."
While folks are trying to protect the hospitals, Putin hacks the election.
And that its a malicious mess that the republicon party has invited or turned a blind eye to as they traded national security for political expediency.
Vote. Them. Out.
Why did Trump pull his ads out of Florida? Putin is stealing it for him.