Reply to post: Re: Tossers.

Thanks for the memories... now pay up or else: Maze ransomware crew claims to have hacked SK hynix, leaks '5% of stolen files'

Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

Re: Tossers.

"There are many controls that can in principle contribute to restricting its spread, but they're just not usually implemented."

And any such controls can still be defeated by an adversary with enough skill and patience. I mean, to be able to exfiltrate that much data and not get noticed somewhere along the way speaks of at least some level of sophistication, such as pwning the backup process to do three things at once: exfiltrate the data by redirecting it from whatever offsite server it's supposed to go to Maze's clutches, conceal the exfiltration by disguising it as traffic for the offsite backup, and removing the easiest means of restoring the data without paying by taking away the actual backup.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2022