The closing of a manufacturing plant of Honda and a payment of $ 1 million from the company storage Korean information returns the ransom infidels to the headlines
Just after the peak of the WannaCry ransom outbreak last month, which caused major disruptions in hospitals, factories and organizations across the globe that did not bother to install the patch they distributed Microsoft Office For its systems a few months before - we received various reports that the attack allegedly failed financially, with a value of only "150,000 dollars" in Bitcoin paid to regain access to files in hundreds of thousands of pasted and flooded systems.
The headache of Honda
It was not entirely clear what the purpose of the report was, apparently, before many of the victims were able to return to normal working conditions (and therefore presented a non-definitive and inaccurate amount), but it is highly doubtful that this type of information will help prevent the continued distribution and infestation of the infamous damage - and malicious damage Similar to her, which is reflected right now in the report that Honda had to quit the proper work of a manufacturing plant due to a WannaCry outbreak.
The Japanese manufacturer confirmed that they had to stop working at a car manufacturing plant near Tokyo for a few days due to the adherence to much of the ransom software in question, which even managed to expand to additional locations owned by the manufacturer in Europe and America (to a lesser extent) - 1,000 vehicles a day in good working order, there is no doubt that this is a major economic blow, which illustrates well how damage and other digital tools can cause real-world trouble.
Not at all unpleasant - especially along with statements that Honda's computer department has taken precautionary measures to prevent the breach on which it is based Let's go This, which also raises some concern that there are additional mechanisms of action that may not have been known until now.
In Linux, too, it happens
Think that's all? Not at all - a recent report other than that of a service company storage Online named Nayana had to pay $ 1 million (!) To eliminate another common heresy drug that meets Erebus - finding its way to more than 150 servers Linux Which it owns and encrypts thousands of files belonging to its customers.
This massive amount, in fact, also constituted a large "discount" over the original ransom demand, which amounted to a total of nearly 4.5 million dollars in currencies Bitcoin - and narrowed down after negotiations conducted by company members with the virtual criminals who attacked it.
Bottom line, there seems to be no reason to believe that ransom damage on the way to disappearing from the net, on the contrary - 'successes' like those in the previous paragraphs will probably only spur us on Development Of all kinds of smart and malicious tools, and it seems that all users, regardless of the amount of experience, training and operating system they use, will have to learn how to protect the computers, especially their information (and its backups) more effectively , Without relying on any third party to do so for them.