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Apex Human Capital Management suffered a ransomware attack

Post by bdufour » Feb 25, 2019 9:16 pm

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/02/pay ... s-a-payday

likely encrypted their off site backups/replicas, because their DR site was unusable.

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Re: Apex Human Capital Management suffered a ransomware attack

Post by Gostev » Feb 25, 2019 10:15 pm 4 people like this post

"State-of-the-art disaster recovery plan" based on "mirroring our live system" ?

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Re: Apex Human Capital Management suffered a ransomware attack

Post by bdufour » Feb 26, 2019 3:52 pm 1 person likes this post

you said, you have a state of the art disaster recovery plan. The lie detector test determined that was a lie.

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Re: Apex Human Capital Management suffered a ransomware attack

Post by nitramd » Feb 26, 2019 5:51 pm 2 people like this post

Backup to tape anyone?

This dovetails nicely into the Veeam video "Tape is (not) dead".

I find the quotes from the article, below, curious.
"The FBI and multiple security firms have advised victims not to pay any ransom demands, as doing so just encourages the attackers and in any case may not result in actually regaining access to encrypted files."

"In practice, however, many cybersecurity consulting firms are quietly urging their customers that paying up is the fastest route back to business-as-usual."

Talk about adding gasoline to the fire.

I wonder if the cybersecurity firms recommend tape backup?

Is there an explicit business opportunity for Veeam here?

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Re: Apex Human Capital Management suffered a ransomware attack

Post by bdufour » Feb 26, 2019 6:08 pm 1 person likes this post

its hard to get a clear understanding of what they had going on at their DR site, i doubt they even know. id imagine, youre not meeting any RPOs as well, with just a 'mirror of your live system,' at the DR site...

tape is certainly not dead, i totally agree there!

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