Friday, October 4, 2019
There are times
Autos of beauty? This one has "real a peel"
Times like this evening I can’t put two thoughts together that makes sense.
BUT I did learn something today from one of the intellects in our family, Joshua.
Josh was over to bring a play pen for Kennedy to use over the weekend to keep Stephen and Jennifer from one less thing to pack for their three day stay here.
Have you heard, or paid attention to the BIG problem on the internet called “Ransomware?” of course I have read the term but did not pay much attention to it. Anyway I asked Josh how it was going at work. His company was attacked by ‘Ransomware!’ If I understand it, in simple terms, The hackers get into your website and lock all your files, encrypt them so you cannot get into them.
The ransom to get their files released was $10k or $20K I forget which. He said they came into work one day as usual and the only thing on the computer screens was, “To ransom your files send the following amount in ‘bitcoin’ to a coded site.zxczxxcsdss .” They refused and rebuilt their files. He said in reality it took them more than $20,000 in labor to fix the problem.
Son Jack just told me the City of Charlotte was held up by Ransomware. Courts could not convene and city business requiring computers was shut down until they paid.
I now know a little more about the internet than I did. The sad thing is that so far no one has been able to track these hackers down. They have stolen millions that are known and probably ten times that due to companies not wanting their customers/clients to know their system was vulnerable.
SO A HINT, NEVER OPEN SOMETHING YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. REMEMBER, THAT PRINCE IN KENYA AIN’T GONNA GIVE YOU A MILLION DOLLARS TO USE YOUR BANK ACCOUNT! lol