That "ransomware" attack was really a cyberattack on Ukraine


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/06/29/pnyetya.html


#2

I assumed this was the case when it first showed up in Ukraine.


#3

Kapersky has been in the news recently.


#4

I was holding off judgment because Rosneft was also hit early on, but I suspected that it was collateral damage from another testbed attack in Ukraine.


#5

I suppose cyberwarfare is kind of like poison gas. It blows around.


#6

The Ukraine has long been the Russian testing ground for new military strategy from Russia.


#8

This is something I never really considered in this previous thread about the ransomware attack: that ransom was a red herring for sending a general “fuck you” to Ukraine. Pretty diabolical.


#9

I’m sure this show of love and affection will send the Ukrainian people running back to Mother Russia’s loving embrace.

Seriously, WTF? This is wife-beater territory.


#10

Funny how these sophisticated hacks always include obvious clues pointing to Russia.


#11

This (or something similar) happened to our website.

We went “LOL, nope,” and wiped the entire install and reinstalled from our backups.


#12

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