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Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: May 13, 2021 02:37PM
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Ouch.
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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 13, 2021 02:40PM
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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 13, 2021 02:43PM
....it says they paid the ransom......$5m........to the hackers......



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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: May 13, 2021 02:44PM
TL;DR They paid $5MM in ransom to the hackers



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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: clay
Date: May 13, 2021 02:45PM
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TL;DR They paid $5MM in ransom to the hackers

I thought I had heard yesterday that they hadn't paid the ransom and had gotten started by rebuilding their systems?
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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 13, 2021 02:47PM
....yeah that is what they said but not it seems they lied.....



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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: hal
Date: May 13, 2021 02:52PM
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clay
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Markintosh
TL;DR They paid $5MM in ransom to the hackers

I thought I had heard yesterday that they hadn't paid the ransom and had gotten started by rebuilding their systems?

they got up and running because of their backups, not because they paid the ransom, but the did pay the ransom.
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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 13, 2021 03:01PM
....leder.....hosen.....



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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 13, 2021 03:02PM
If they paid, they’ll get hosed again. Better to have spent the money fool-proofing their system from the fools who let this happen. (Yes, I’m victim shaming.)



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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 13, 2021 03:05PM
....slot....shaming....???



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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: Acer
Date: May 13, 2021 03:19PM
In an industry worth trillions, $5 million is pocket lint.
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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: deckeda
Date: May 13, 2021 03:26PM
And they likely had insurance, and so, not a lot of incentive to change the passwords or whatever.

However, you'd think any insurance bond would require certain steps be done for security?? My auto insurer kindly asks they I don't get drunk prior to turning the key.
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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: modelamac
Date: May 13, 2021 03:48PM
It isn't the industry that was hacked, it was a company or consortium.

The problem is, the ransom is probably covered by insurance (loss of business).

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In an industry worth trillions, $5 million is pocket lint.



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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: maco
Date: May 13, 2021 04:09PM
"Once they received the payment, the hackers provided the operator with a decrypting tool to restore its disabled computer network. The tool was so slow that the company continued using its own backups to help restore the system, one of the people familiar with the company’s efforts said."

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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 13, 2021 04:10PM
.....you mean while their pants were on fire.......???



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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: May 13, 2021 05:09PM
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"Once they received the payment, the hackers provided the operator with a decrypting tool to restore its disabled computer network. The tool was so slow that the company continued using its own backups to help restore the system, one of the people familiar with the company’s efforts said."

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The tool speed depends entirely on how much data was encrypted and how fast their systems CPU, network and storage are that are running the decryption. It is generally about as long as it took to encrypt it in the first place. IT is obviously not these guys strong suit. They should have been able to estimate how long it would take to decrypt the amount of data they had. I'm guessing these guys don't have encrypted laptops or thumb drives in use at all or they would know all this...



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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: May 13, 2021 05:14PM
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Speedy
If they paid, they’ll get hosed again. Better to have spent the money fool-proofing their system from the fools who let this happen. (Yes, I’m victim shaming.)

Since when did espousing common sense become victim shaming?



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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: Fritz
Date: May 13, 2021 05:44PM
yea, but they paid in Bazooka Joe comics ..



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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: RgrF
Date: May 13, 2021 08:47PM
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yea, but they paid in Bazooka Joe comics ..

Not all of them, some hoarders loaded up their 5 liters gas cans and then relaxed with a smoke.

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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: May 13, 2021 09:27PM
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Acer
In an industry worth trillions, $5 million is pocket lint.

Just to emphasize Acer's point, Colonial has paid Eight Digit fines and
penalties in the past (+$30M). Their annual revenues are estimated at
over $500Million. What ever insurance doesn't pay, they will use as a
tax deduction.



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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 13, 2021 09:36PM
Their annual revenues are estimated at over $500Million

that comes to about 10 million per week, and they paid only 5 million and got back online in one week. So they paid 1/2 of a week's revenue.
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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 13, 2021 10:27PM
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yea, but they paid in Bazooka Joe comics ..

Not all of them, some hoarders loaded up their 5 liters gas cans and then relaxed with a smoke.




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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: May 13, 2021 11:20PM
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Fritz
yea, but they paid in Bazooka Joe comics ..

Not all of them, some hoarders loaded up their 5 liters gas cans and then relaxed with a smoke.


Wonder if their insurance company will cover that since they were not following local laws on transport of hazardous materials.



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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: May 14, 2021 01:36AM




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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 14, 2021 06:33AM
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Re: Colonial Pipe gets hosed
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 14, 2021 10:08PM
Wonder if their insurance company will cover that since they were not following local laws on transport of hazardous materials.

People always complain about insurance companies using tricks not to pay a claim, such as not covering because of some violation of the contract.

I hope this is one of those occasions.

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