Reply to post: Re: How long, I wonder

Scottish enviro bods shrug off ransomware gang's extortion attempt as 4,000 files dumped online, saying it's nothing big

Neil Barnes Silver badge

Re: How long, I wonder

This was kind of what I wondered. Thanks for the explanation.

As always, the convenience vs security tradeoff. Might one expect this sort of data grab for ransom to be mostly via compromised (senior) user accounts? Or are we looking at 'oops, left the database world+dog visible'? Or a combination?

Hey if it were easy...

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 © 1998–2021