What was the biggest threat/attack you dealt with during your career ?

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probably log4shell. That was terrifying for a predominantly java-apache based company.

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Yeah i expect a lot of the comments would be log4shell.

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We're not predominantly Java, and it was still the biggest scramble I've seen in nearly 10 years with the same org.

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After struts, we knew something like log4shell would happen and were much better prepared.

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The biggest threat for me is when you run out of coffee and need to start your day regardless. The world isn't ready for that.

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It occurred to me that the coffee-producing nations of the world could get together and form an OPEC style organization, coordinate production and prices, and rule everything. One coffee embargo is all it would take.

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But don't you have a webcam showing the world the state of the coffee machine so you don't have to walk over in vain if it is empty?

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Small MSP got hacked via insecure RDP software. The patch that would have covered the hole had been available for 6 months.

They called in the company I was working for to figure out what and how it happened.

They had lots of default passwords on SAN's and servers.

Ended up with the attackers stealing a load of data and then hitting everything they could with ransomware. Insurance ended up paying out for it. Was over £250K.

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insurance paid the ransoms?

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Not the first and won't be the last.

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A group of students lead by a kid with a spam/email enterprise built machines to monitor our school districts traffic, and installed key stroke capturing tools to gather data to a remote server. Local police and secret service got involved when the scope and the data type was discovered.

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Why Secret Service and not regular FBI?

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Curious if you able to say .... Were they federally prosecuted? You mentioned key strokes so they learned users and passwords. Was this one of them ," I'm bored this seems cool , let's see what we can fuck up and gain access ? " Or were they actually trying steal some financial checks , change grades to have a 4.0 and 0 debt owed to the school ?

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