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Cyberattack Forces a Shutdown of a Top U.S. Pipeline Operator

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Ubiquitin, May 8, 2021.

  1. JuanValdez

    JuanValdez Contributing Member

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    I hope we can dish it out as hard as we get it.
     
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  2. txtony

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    critical infrastructure security has been a major concern for a long time now

    in the interest of *private* business doing *private* thing as a major value of Americans, we just let the *private* industry handles their own security even though the vulnerabilities can have significant impact to our society as a whole

    this is one of the areas where we should have new security baseline regulations for critical infrastructure
     
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  3. Nook

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    We can..... we are very good at it, but we have typically been less reckless at doing it than the Chinese and Russians. I don't know how long until that changes though. They have been quietly attacking a lot of our distribution lines with shut downs.
     
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    We all know that it is real but doing things like this can create bigger problems by trying to hoard things like gas, food ,and water.
     
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    We could, but we'd still think the damage done to us is greater regardless of what really happened.

    A lot of those tools that were leaked to the public 5-10 years back were pretty devastating and unleashed by the NSA on the downlow.

    The nature of cyberwarfare is that once the exploit is known, you better know how to defend against it. Almost like playing digital dodgeball.
     
  8. KingCheetah

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    Wait... They actually had to pay a ransom?

    That is really bad.
     
  9. Ubiquitin

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    Paid ransom and the decryption software is too slow.
     
  10. pgabriel

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    My point was hoarding wasn't the cause of the shortage
     
  11. rocketsjudoka

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    Yes cyber security needs to be part of infrastructure. Biden's infrastructure plan is going to include that.
    https://news.yahoo.com/wh-says-cybersecurity-included-biden-181113425.html

    WH says cybersecurity to be included in Biden’s infrastructure plan after pipeline ransomware attack

    White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters during Wednesday’s press briefing that cybersecurity will be included in President Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar American Jobs Plan amid a ransomware attack on gas pipelines.
     
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  12. bobrek

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    That scenery is not in the southeast.
     
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    I will say that Biden takes a very solution-oriented approach. He doesn't place emphasis on blaming others.

    I don't agree with every step of all of his solutions, but at least he is putting things forward that can be tweaked.
     
  17. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro
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    Mr love to try to prove pgabriel wrong. Stop jumping in my discussion without context. Not talking about gas stations in Florida. The guy I responded to accused the overall shortage on hoarding
     
  18. Ubiquitin

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    This doesn’t make sense today. Short shelf life.
     
  19. JuanValdez

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    You mean it wasn't in there before!?
     
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    It was, though maybe they had hardening election system in mind. 11B aint that much money nowadays. :oops::(:rolleyes:
     

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