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Travelex hit

OK, yet another example of a media report that doesn't know what it's talking about.

 

"Software virus"?  That's redundant.  (I am willing to withdraw my objection when somebody shows me a hardware virus.)

 

Given the (minimal) information provided in this report, I strongly suspect ransomware.


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Re: Travelex hit

Poor chaps...Tesco averages one major incident a year... 

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Re: Travelex hit


@rslade wrote:

"Software virus"?  That's redundant.

Well, there are human and animal viruses.....

 


I strongly suspect ransomware.

Other reports point to Ransomware too.  Did your kids give you a "smart" crystal ball for Christmas this year?

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Re: Travelex hit

> denbesten (Community Champion) posted a new reply in Industry News on 01-03-2020

>   Did your kids give you a "smart" crystal ball for Christmas
> this year?

If they did, I wouldn't connect it to the wifi without changing the default password,
first. I've just been around for a loooooong time. (And I started out researching
malware ...)

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Re: Travelex hit

 

 

This article on Darkreading.com mentions that it might have involved exploitation of a vulnerability in Pulse Secure --- used for VPNs --- being exploited.

 

(The vulnerability was announced last year)

 

 

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Re: Travelex hit

An Oracle WebLogic vulnerability that was patched in April 2019 was used.  Sounds like RansomWare has taken it toll.