back to article Ransomware masterminds claim to have nabbed 53GB of data from Intel's Habana Labs

The Pay2Key ransomware group on Sunday posted what appear to be details of internal files obtained from Habana Labs, an Israel-based chip startup acquired a year ago by Intel. The hacking group, which has been linked to Iranians by security firm Check Point, published a screenshot of source code credited to Habana Labs via …

  1. Zola
    Meh

    And no shits were given because... Intel.

    The victim here is Intel and they've made a victim out of many other companies in order to succeed (and likely continue to do so to this day).

    So this is all just a wafer thin slice of karma.

    Me? I'll just grab myself a large bucket of popcorn.

  2. cb7

    Follow the damn money already!

    Why the fook have the law enforcement teams across the world been asleep for so fooking long that these scumbags are getting bolder and bolder with their antics by the effing minute!

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      I'm sure the deep levels of mutual trust and fraternal cooperation between the USA and Iran, Russia and N Korea will swiftly lead to arrests.

    2. FlamingDeath Silver badge

      What did you expect? A well funded and qualified task force? Bwhahahhhaah

      Have you been into a UK school in the last 30 years?

      Honestly, it is fucking criminal how inept our education departments have been in addressing the right skillsets required for a modern knowledge based economy.

      If you’re looking for a media goon, we got plenty of those. IT bods, not so many....

      In a UK school, if your smart, you’re going to be bullied by a gang of anti-intellectuals. They need to bring back Grammar schools and keep the smart kids away from the population overspill fuckups

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Was speaking to a local police officer friend who also mentioned the chronic underfunding and staffing of their technology team to investigate crimes like this. That particular force had 1 person.

        1. Abominator

          Crimes like this are not expected to be investigated by local on the ground law enforcement. They get handed over to the national level.

          Your 'bobby on the beat' is not going to sit down with his local IT bod like in some TV show, queue music and have a montage while they trace the hacker in a dark room....

          Godamn it though, we need more montages.

      2. Abominator

        You sound very angry.

      3. hoola Silver badge

        With a wife who is a teacher our education system is utterly stuffed after years of political interference, targets and an obsession that competition is bad. There is money in the system but far too much is going on the wrong things within the schools, the latest "Wider Opportunities directive" or paying for these "Academy Trusts".

        Increasingly in what were state schools subjects are being axed, and I don't mean ones that are traditionally the target of what people deem "useless".

        How about A Level French yet the same institution has Media Studies and Textiles. Right from the beginning in primary school teachers are forced to do English and Maths at the expense of everything else yet the resulting output is still horrendous. There is no respect for the teachers and many parents provide no support with schools just seen as free childcare.

        Pupils that should be doing practical training are forced to be failures as the only thing that matters is the academic side. If pupils look as though the won't get the results the school wants the exam entries are quietly dropped. There was a reason Grammar schools worked, it created an environment that the academically inclined could be fulfilled without the issues of those who were not suited. There are plenty of people who are gifted practically but little value is attached to this so they become failures. Now everything is just brought down to muddied average unless you are lucky enough to go to a private school.

        It is just not possible for everyone to excel in an academic education. The result is the shambles we now see at university level where there are too many institutions competing to offer degrees to students who are simply not capable of sustaining a traditional degree education.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          I agree with most of that ...

          ... but I think if we're going to take an evidence-based (what else?) approach to education we need a better basis than the statement "Grammar schools worked" - it is at least arguable that they didn't.

          I think Grammar Schools made the usual mistake ... "we need to make special provision for the academically brightest". Actually, we don't: they will thrive almost anyway, even if homeschooled.

          We need to remove the disruptive element: not by weeding them out by examinations but by providing the learning opportunities which will cause them to self select alternatives, and go to learn other useful abilities more relevant to themselves rather than annoying, or even bullying, the nerds.

          1. Aristotles slow and dimwitted horse Silver badge

            And I agree with most of what you wrote...

            "We need to remove the disruptive element: not by weeding them out by examinations but by providing the learning opportunities which will cause them to self select alternatives, and go to learn other useful abilities more relevant to themselves rather than annoying, or even bullying, the nerds"

            Agree, but then you need to get the gifted teachers to spend the time with the ignorant and disruptive feral scumbags to get them to see that school is more than just fingering the local bike behind the bikesheds, and that considering ones future is a worthwhile and necessary exercise.

            Still, I'm sure the world will always needs ditch diggers, and that education always starts with the parents.

        2. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Screwed by the LEA

          Yes, I left Junior School (late 1970's) 3 years ahead in my learning related to my peers due to the excellent teaching of us gifted children, but this was the same year as Grammar education was dropped in my county by the Local Education Authority.

          I had to go to the local (ex. Secondary Modern) now relabelled Comprehensive, whose classes in each year were labelled 'e', 'q', 'u', 'a', 'l', 'i', 't' and 'y'.

          I had to sit around for 3 years for at least some of the others to catch up, and any time I showed initiative or 'extension' of the set work then I found myself on a trip to the Head Master for a caning! On one occasion when I was 13, I really stuck my heals in after the Geography teacher asked for "what do they grow in the West Indies" and I wrote a couple of thousand words on the subject of "The Socio-Economic impacts of monoculture in the West Indies" (it answered his question and a lot more around it). The Head Master actually read it and asked where I had copied it from. When I pointed out that the school library was closed at lunch time due to one of his edicts and without public transport to my village I could not access the public library and so I had no opportunity to get something to plagiarise, his smirk went, he said I should not use big words I could not understand and to put out my hand for the usual - 6 strokes of the cane. (I probably averaged 1 caning a month during my time in the compulsory 5 years of that school).

          At the start of my year 5, they suddenly realised that some of us might want to do A levels and so they had to build a 6th Form Block, but even then they could not lay on even popular subjects like Geography. Unlike some of my cohort, there was no public transport from my home to the local town where the 6th form college did do Geography, so that meant a change in aspirations of University course and career.

          Chip - shoulder - probably. But I made up for it once I could leave that place :-)

          In my experience of mine and my children's of schooling (at least they had "gifted and talented extension work"), it is the system of political interference at all levels that is the problem and the teachers make the best with what they can.

          I go into schools as a STEM Ambassador, and I have the greatest of respect for teachers and what they achieve.

        3. Tom 7 Silver badge

          an obsession that competition is bad

          Not seen that in any of the schools my kids have been to, or any we looked at putting them in, Indeed the nearest local secondary we avoided because it did nothing but get the best scores possible for offsted. Its not the schools its the government.

        4. 2+2=5 Silver badge

          > It is just not possible for everyone to excel in an academic education. The result is the shambles we now see at university level where there are too many institutions competing to offer degrees to take the fees from students who are simply not capable of sustaining a traditional degree education.

          FTFY.

          (I blame Tony Blair myself.)

      4. Hiya

        I"n a UK school, if your smart ..."

        AHHHHH

        It's, "In a UK school, if you're smart... "

        Forget IT looks as if grammar isn't being taught!

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