Reply to post: Re: I'm surprised it didn't happen already @Potemkine!

What if ransomware evolved to hit IoT in the enterprise?

amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

Re: I'm surprised it didn't happen already @Potemkine!

It would be most unusual and not in anyone’s greater interest for it to be made widely known such has already easily happened ... and a workaround solution has been found for program and project beta testing, Potemkine!

"You have these ransomware-as-a-service gangs, for instance, that develop very complex pieces of software, very complex malware, and distribute that to affiliates who then just deploy that at specific targets," he said. "The idea here could be the same: somebody develops a complex malware, and then somebody else who has lower skills is responsible for deploying that." .... Daniel dos Santos, head of security research at Forescout's Vedere Labs.

In other words, Jessica, copying the model of those master of the universe doing Gods' work types deploying government wonks and their civil and public and military sector services to do their remote bidding against specific targets.

Yeah, that's easily done and practically impossible to halt by virtue of the fact, which be no fantastic fiction, it is natural progress and fully to be expected in an evolutionary turn of events even whenever it be considered pirate revolutionary, renegade rogue operational.

If you know what to practically do and what systems/vectors to attack/advise for targeting and how to easily do it via remote virtually autonomous and relatively anonymous top secret type means and memes, ..... Spooky Action and Greater IntelAIgent Game Entanglement at a Distance ..... are you an exceedingly valuable and extremely expensive asset which insurance against chaotic wholesale government collapse quite rightly would have to insist one immediately purchases for future protection at whatever cost is proposed for IPO/Acceptance and AI Payment to/for such Novel Distant Actors.

Whatever the price, it will be cheap, even at many times the cost which might be proposed by targeted governments themselves to protect themselves with their traditional inherited and sequestered conventional assets and forces from such a presenting situation and almighty unfolding events cycle.

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