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(Slashdot)   The NRA website has fallen to a ransomware attack. Not sure whether to cheer   (it.slashdot.org) divider line
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2021-10-27 5:59:53 PM  
jeez I forgot /. existed.  Let me quick check on my Usenet credentials
 
2021-10-27 6:03:06 PM  
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha​hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
 
2021-10-27 6:37:56 PM  
"I get that you're being cheeky but it's kind of true. The way to stop a bad nerd with a computer is with a good nerd with a computer.
LK"

L O L
 
2021-10-27 6:45:59 PM  
Thoughts and prayers.
 
2021-10-27 7:19:13 PM  
dox'em danno
 
2021-10-27 7:22:25 PM  

syrynxx: jeez I forgot /. existed.  Let me quick check on my Usenet credentials


People say that about Fark, too.
 
2021-10-27 7:22:53 PM  
Must not be the Russians.  Or is that what they were expecting us to believe?
 
2021-10-27 7:23:53 PM  
Of course you should cheer, subby
 
2021-10-27 7:23:57 PM  

BitwiseShift: Must not be the Russians.  Or is that what they were expecting us to believe?


It isn't the Spanish Inquisition
 
2021-10-27 7:23:58 PM  
Yes
 
2021-10-27 7:24:44 PM  
So is an organization funded with Russian dark money is going to pay a Russian ransomware group? Sounds like money maundering with extra steps.

=Smidge=
 
2021-10-27 7:25:17 PM  
The NRA still have money left to ransom?

I refuse to cheer for either side here but I do appreciate the ruble lovers in the NRA being the ones who were attacked here.

Makes for a nice change of pace.
 
2021-10-27 7:26:19 PM  

edmo: Thoughts and prayers.


Tots and pears.
 
2021-10-27 7:26:49 PM  

king of vegas: Of course you should cheer, subby


Womp womp womp sound effect
Youtube tPvS0683a80
 
2021-10-27 7:28:01 PM  
Nothing of value will be lost.

No seriously. They're out of money.
 
2021-10-27 7:28:34 PM  

ShockDiode: king of vegas: Of course you should cheer, subby

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/tPvS0683​a80]


Eh... I didn't mean to quote you.
 
2021-10-27 7:29:48 PM  
Can we get some confirmation on this? I'm not seeing anything on kuro5hin or SA.
 
2021-10-27 7:31:19 PM  
Oh shoot.
 
2021-10-27 7:31:38 PM  
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2021-10-27 7:32:36 PM  
Maybe they should shoot a few computers, that will learn em not to mess with the NRA.
 
2021-10-27 7:34:12 PM  
Cheer the ransomware guys. I guess it depends on what you think is worse.
 
2021-10-27 7:34:18 PM  
Hahaha. Yassss

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2021-10-27 7:34:22 PM  
What do the hackers want from the NRA?  A bunch of Wayne LaPierre's finely tailored luxury suits?
 
2021-10-27 7:35:04 PM  
No honor among Russian spies.
 
2021-10-27 7:35:55 PM  
So they paid a 3rd party of "hackers" to encrypt their data to it hide from the Justice Department.
 
2021-10-27 7:36:01 PM  
It's on the internet so it must be true.
 
2021-10-27 7:38:31 PM  
thoughts and prayers, shiatweasels
 
2021-10-27 7:40:43 PM  
Hey slashdot, I'm unhackable. goodluck.
 
2021-10-27 7:40:44 PM  

mistahtom: So they paid a 3rd party of "hackers" to encrypt their data to it hide from the Justice Department.


yep
 
2021-10-27 7:40:53 PM  
everyone please calm down and realize that now is too soon to talk about ransomware control.  stop politicizing this please
 
2021-10-27 7:42:42 PM  
When two organizations like these go to war, I always root for the morticians.
 
2021-10-27 7:43:35 PM  
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2021-10-27 7:45:15 PM  

syrynxx: jeez I forgot /. existed.  Let me quick check on my Usenet credentials


And it's layout seems to be just as incomprehensible as the first time I went to /.

Seriously, I've tried in the past but I still can't make heads nor tails of that site.
 
2021-10-27 7:47:57 PM  
This is cool, but what in the hell are they asking for? The NRA is broke last I heard.
 
2021-10-27 7:48:56 PM  

quatchi: The NRA still have money left to ransom?

I refuse to cheer for either side here but I do appreciate the ruble lovers in the NRA being the ones who were attacked here.

Makes for a nice change of pace.


This might get rid of pesky document trails that could surface during money tracing investigations.
 
2021-10-27 7:49:34 PM  
Couldn't have happened to a nicer group of people.
 
2021-10-27 7:50:41 PM  
I thought the NRA was broke. They may have a few rubbles lying around but it's not exactly a prime ransomware target. Cynical me wonders how long it will take for them to put up a gofundme.
 
2021-10-27 7:54:28 PM  
Guns solve all problems, so just shoot your computers. Better than letting the office liquidators take them anyway.
 
2021-10-27 7:56:02 PM  
If only the website had a gun to defend itself
 
2021-10-27 8:03:53 PM  
Is this just a reverse money laundering scheme to give back money to the Russians ?
 
2021-10-27 8:06:39 PM  
Honestly as a gun owning American I am not going to lose a wink of sleep over pain brought to the NRA. They don't represent gun owners. They are a manufacturing lobby group at this point. They don't defend the 2a in any real form.

If you doubt this check out how they pushed back on the shooting of Philando Castile a licensed ccw who informed the officer at the traffic stop he was legally carrying and got murdered for it
 
2021-10-27 8:12:48 PM  
This is the Russians cleaning up a loose end before a deadline to turn over documents.

Don't expect the ransom to get paid, or if it is, conveniently only some of their files are recoverable.
 
2021-10-27 8:13:00 PM  

syrynxx: jeez I forgot /. existed.  Let me quick check on my Usenet credentials


right??? my metafilter account is still intact, but I really should check into kuro5hin and somethingawful...

/also - ARCHIMEDES PLUTONIUM 4 LYFE!!!
 
2021-10-27 8:15:06 PM  
Big mistake.  Normally they avoid Putin's property.
 
2021-10-27 8:19:33 PM  
Why Ransomware the NRA? They can't make the ransom, they board has already spent all the member fees on themselves.

They're broke.
 
2021-10-27 8:23:46 PM  
tintar:/also - ARCHIMEDES PLUTONIUM 4 LYFE!!!

I thought he changed his name again, when Elon Musk adopted him.
 
2021-10-27 8:24:04 PM  

EnderWiggnz: BitwiseShift: Must not be the Russians.  Or is that what they were expecting us to believe?

It isn't the Spanish Inquisition


What a show

The inquisition

Here we go

The inquisition

Make it go awaaaaayyyy

/history of the world part 1 is still my favorite Mel brooks movie
 
2021-10-27 8:24:45 PM  
All Your Base Are Belong To Us
Youtube qItugh-fFgg
 
2021-10-27 8:26:51 PM  
Please clap.
 
2021-10-27 8:27:59 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Big mistake.  Normally they avoid Putin's property.


Who do you think did it?
Plausible deniability, see...hmmm....yes......
 
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