Major banks hit with biggest cyberattacks in history


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Big Steel

Kinda OT, ain't it??
Nope! People are using computers period and should be made aware of what
is happening. The average computer user has no ideal what is happening
in such matters.
 
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...winston

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Denial of service attacks are an effective but unsophisticated tool that doesn't involve any actual hacking. No data was stolen
from the banks, and their transactional systems -- like their ATM networks -- remained unaffected. The aim of the attacks was
simply to temporarily knock down the banks' public-facing websites
</qp>

Fyi...the link you referenced (ad laden) doesn't contain the full article which resides on CNN
http://money.cnn.com/2012/09/27/technology/bank-cyberattacks/index.html


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....winston
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"Big Steel" wrote in message
http://www.allvoices.com/news/13072140-major-banks-hit-with-biggest-cyberattacks-in-history
 
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Gene Wirchenko

Nope! People are using computers period and should be made aware of what
is happening. The average computer user has no ideal what is happening
in such matters.
Yes, it is OT. What is the connection to Windows 7? Such a
thing should be posted to RISKS (which I have just done) instead.

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko
 
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Big Steel

<qp>
Denial of service attacks are an effective but unsophisticated tool that
doesn't involve any actual hacking. No data was stolen from the banks,
and their transactional systems -- like their ATM networks -- remained
unaffected. The aim of the attacks was simply to temporarily knock down
the banks' public-facing websites
</qp>

Fyi...the link you referenced (ad laden) doesn't contain the full
article which resides on CNN
http://money.cnn.com/2012/09/27/technology/bank-cyberattacks/index.html
I know what a DoS is about many don't or have never heard of it.
Regardless, it's still an attack that put Web sites in over-drive
denying customers service in accessing the sites.
 
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Big Steel

Yes, it is OT. What is the connection to Windows 7? Such a
thing should be posted to RISKS (which I have just done) instead.

You know, I hate people that try to play the NG sheriff.
 
G

Gene Wirchenko

You know, I hate people that try to play the NG sheriff.
That is too bad. Standards are nice. That includes standards of
behaviour. I am enjoying my Friday. How about you lighten up and do
the same?

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko
 
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Wolf K

Nope! People are using computers period and should be made aware of what
is happening. The average computer user has no ideal what is happening
in such matters.
When it comes to computers, I no longer have any ideal whatsoever.

I do have a bunch of ideas, though. Some of them aren't kind at all. Hah!
 
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...winston

That wasn't the point. The link provided little detail. The direct link to the article on CNN provided better information for any
customer (even those using Windows 7 to assess it didn't impact their o/s ) to understand the *biggest cyberattack in history*.

--
....winston
msft mvp mail


"Big Steel" wrote in message
<qp>
Denial of service attacks are an effective but unsophisticated tool that
doesn't involve any actual hacking. No data was stolen from the banks,
and their transactional systems -- like their ATM networks -- remained
unaffected. The aim of the attacks was simply to temporarily knock down
the banks' public-facing websites
</qp>

Fyi...the link you referenced (ad laden) doesn't contain the full
article which resides on CNN
http://money.cnn.com/2012/09/27/technology/bank-cyberattacks/index.html
I know what a DoS is about many don't or have never heard of it.
Regardless, it's still an attack that put Web sites in over-drive
denying customers service in accessing the sites.
 
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Big Steel

When it comes to computers, I no longer have any ideal whatsoever.

I do have a bunch of ideas, though. Some of them aren't kind at all. Hah!
??????

Maybe if you were locked up in an asylum for a little while, it will do
you some good. You should think about it.
 
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Big Steel

That wasn't the point. The link provided little detail. The direct link
to the article on CNN provided better information for any customer (even
those using Windows 7 to assess it didn't impact their o/s ) to
understand the *biggest cyberattack in history*.
Who cares about the point? I know I don't. The point was this. It was a
point of information distribution. I made this post to two other NG(s).
This NG is only NG where the inmates in the asylum started babbling.
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

Big Steel said:
You know, I hate people that try to play the NG sheriff.
Without rules/conventions, people could post anything, thus making the
'group less useful for those using it for its nominal purpose - in this
case, to discuss matters related to Windows 7 (of which I believe it's
the only true newsgroup that works for that purpose). I say "could", but
of course as it's unmoderated, and you've shown, "can" is correct.

I agree that "sherriffs" - sometimes called "net policemen" - can be
irritating (though I wouldn't consider Gene to be so), and are often
ineffective, but the principle is valid: material, however interesting,
that isn't connected to the 'group's nominal purpose makes material that
is harder to find. At least in a fairly on-topic 'group like this one;
there are groups which wander wildly, like the social one UMRA that I
take, and there - if you know the atmosphere of the 'group - all sorts
is OK, and often found!

I'll stop now, as this subject itself is OT (-:!
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# 10^-12 boos = 1 picoboo # 2*10^3 mockingbirds = 2 kilo mockingbird
# 10^21 piccolos = 1 gigolo # 10^12 microphones = 1 megaphone
# 10**9 questions = 1 gigawhat
 
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Big Steel

'Cause it's OT, dude!
No one controls me or a NG. This NG is not moderated. I see a whole of
trash posted in this NG that has nothing to do with computers or MS
period. Where was you big mouth then?
 
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Gene E. Bloch

??????

Maybe if you were locked up in an asylum for a little while, it will do
you some good. You should think about it.
Actually, I saw it as a cute response to your typo, although I
personally didn't think it was especially worth noting.
 

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