Godlike Productions - Discussion Forum
Users Online Now: 2,196 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 436,443
Pageviews Today: 1,323,926Threads Today: 854Posts Today: 17,464
09:10 PM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch

 
deplorable granny basket
Offer Upgrade

User ID: 27086049
United States
05/13/2017 09:57 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
[link to www.theguardian.com (secure)]



less than 50%
snip

An “accidental hero” has halted the global spread of the WannaCry ransomware, reportedly by spending a few dollars on registering a domain name hidden in the malware.

The ransomware has wreaked havoc on organizations including FedEx and Telefonica, as well as the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), where operations were cancelled, x-rays, test results and patient records became unavailable and phones did not work.

However, a UK cybersecurity researcher tweeting as @malwaretechblog, with the help of Darien Huss from security firm Proofpoint, found and activated a “kill switch” in the malicious software.
Live Cyber-attack: May says 'no evidence' NHS patient records compromised – live
British prime minister thanks NHS staff for working overnight after attack of ‘unprecedented’ scale
Read more

The switch was hardcoded into the malware in case the creator wanted to stop it spreading. This involved a very long nonsensical domain name that the malware makes a request to – just as if it was looking up any website – and if the request comes back and shows that the domain is live, the kill switch takes effect and the malware stops spreading.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 74879272
United States
05/13/2017 10:03 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
Interesting!

bump
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 57618523
United States
05/13/2017 10:07 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
And attack of unprecedented scale


PFFFTTTTTTT WTF


They waged war my whole fkn life everyday

Non stop


Till I mind weaponized and roked their fukin world!!!!
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 57618523
United States
05/13/2017 10:08 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
Reading the source code and decoding it would have

been easier than using a piss jug!!!
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 74756964
United States
05/13/2017 10:34 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
Bullshit, government cover up. The virus was the governments doing and did exactly what they wanted it to do, cause and effect. They got what they wanted or killed who they wanted then they stopped the virus and they give this lame story. Bullshit.

Watch the shiny keys and pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
R. Wordsworth
Yes, I lost a bet.

User ID: 74841941
United States
05/13/2017 10:40 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
If the virus was written in a managed language where it was that easy to look under the hood and see what it was doing, it wasn't a very advanced hacker who wrote the virus. I professional would use a low level language and obfuscate the code.

Or more likely, this guy just took notice of the virus trying to make a TCP connection to a non-existent domain and put two and two together.
Only Original Documents

User ID: 73798215
United States
05/13/2017 10:43 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
Ahhhh....but.

How do they know this accidental blogger guy is indeed truly accidental?

He may be the person that began it all, or has ties. You know wanting to get a high paying cyber security job and not a blogging life.
Toprance1
Never Give Up!

User ID: 70287640
United States
05/13/2017 10:47 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
5sr
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 69126413
United States
05/13/2017 10:47 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
I seriously doubt that's how it really went down.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 63339047
United States
05/13/2017 10:50 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
Have you made a personal chart taking care to note who appear to be the “leaders” versus who appear to be the “followers”?

Have you attempted to gauge the “temperature” of the forum’s users?

In other words, the prevailing social psychology of the forum’s members?

Have you been more successful with one or the other XStart methods that were demonstrated in N-7015A.DOC?

Have more technical members (Computer Programmers, Administrators, or Moderators) of the forum deduced or accused you of hiding behind a proxy?

Would you gain more trust and/or credibility if you were to use one of the Agency’s allotted “HOME” pools? (most often needed when handling EVTS that are more sensitive to the pop. of a specific locale but also location centered web sites such as FB or Patch)

Has your PREDEV “persona” been successful or do you gauge that the users find you to be too obtrusive? Accusations of being “ever present” are.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 74866510
Germany
05/13/2017 10:51 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
[link to www.theguardian.com (secure)]



less than 50%
snip

An “accidental hero” has halted the global spread of the WannaCry ransomware, reportedly by spending a few dollars on registering a domain name hidden in the malware.

The ransomware has wreaked havoc on organizations including FedEx and Telefonica, as well as the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), where operations were cancelled, x-rays, test results and patient records became unavailable and phones did not work.

However, a UK cybersecurity researcher tweeting as @malwaretechblog, with the help of Darien Huss from security firm Proofpoint, found and activated a “kill switch” in the malicious software.
Live Cyber-attack: May says 'no evidence' NHS patient records compromised – live
British prime minister thanks NHS staff for working overnight after attack of ‘unprecedented’ scale
Read more

The switch was hardcoded into the malware in case the creator wanted to stop it spreading. This involved a very long nonsensical domain name that the malware makes a request to – just as if it was looking up any website – and if the request comes back and shows that the domain is live, the kill switch takes effect and the malware stops spreading.
 Quoting: deplorable granny basket


Who would "accidently" register a domain name, that is hidden in the program code and that is exactly how to stop the virus.

And its the same guy, whos website became famous, because of the virus.

What a coincidence.

I hope someone has a good long look a this.
Bluebird1
User ID: 66433951
United States
05/13/2017 10:54 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
Bullshit, government cover up. The virus was the governments doing and did exactly what they wanted it to do, cause and effect. They got what they wanted or killed who they wanted then they stopped the virus and they give this lame story. Bullshit.

Watch the shiny keys and pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74756964


I totally agree with you.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 72620164
Mexico
05/13/2017 10:55 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
This is absolutely stupid. NO WAY. The NSA shut it down.

Why would the have a blogger do it? They can just change the domain in their own version and be back in business in 0:30.

This is click bait stupidity.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 71572715
United States
05/13/2017 11:00 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
[link to www.theguardian.com (secure)]



less than 50%
snip

An “accidental hero” has halted the global spread of the WannaCry ransomware, reportedly by spending a few dollars on registering a domain name hidden in the malware.

The ransomware has wreaked havoc on organizations including FedEx and Telefonica, as well as the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), where operations were cancelled, x-rays, test results and patient records became unavailable and phones did not work.

However, a UK cybersecurity researcher tweeting as @malwaretechblog, with the help of Darien Huss from security firm Proofpoint, found and activated a “kill switch” in the malicious software.
Live Cyber-attack: May says 'no evidence' NHS patient records compromised – live
British prime minister thanks NHS staff for working overnight after attack of ‘unprecedented’ scale
Read more

The number of his name indicated by his alleged initials makez me suspicious.
The switch was hardcoded into the malware in case the creator wanted to stop it spreading. This involved a very long nonsensical domain name that the malware makes a request to – just as if it was looking up any website – and if the request comes back and shows that the domain is live, the kill switch takes effect and the malware stops spreading.
 Quoting: deplorable granny basket


Who would "accidently" register a domain name, that is hidden in the program code and that is exactly how to stop the virus.

And its the same guy, whos website became famous, because of the virus.

What a coincidence.

I hope someone has a good long look a this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74866510
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 73070705
Canada
05/13/2017 11:01 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
The part that sucks... even if it is 100% fabricated bullshit (this hero blogger story), 98% of the public will buy it, and they'll continue their shenanigans. Over and over and over and over... And we'll continue to be tormented knowing there is nothing we can do about it.

The real truth is that people are too consumed in their minuscule lives to give a shit.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 74829802
Australia
05/13/2017 11:05 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
it's true.

I already interviewed the guy.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 74867746
Canada
05/13/2017 11:07 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
Blogger is NSA asset
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 73690216
United States
05/13/2017 11:08 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
[link to www.theguardian.com (secure)]



less than 50%
snip

An “accidental hero” has halted the global spread of the WannaCry ransomware, reportedly by spending a few dollars on registering a domain name hidden in the malware.

The ransomware has wreaked havoc on organizations including FedEx and Telefonica, as well as the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), where operations were cancelled, x-rays, test results and patient records became unavailable and phones did not work.

However, a UK cybersecurity researcher tweeting as @malwaretechblog, with the help of Darien Huss from security firm Proofpoint, found and activated a “kill switch” in the malicious software.
Live Cyber-attack: May says 'no evidence' NHS patient records compromised – live
British prime minister thanks NHS staff for working overnight after attack of ‘unprecedented’ scale
Read more

The switch was hardcoded into the malware in case the creator wanted to stop it spreading. This involved a very long nonsensical domain name that the malware makes a request to – just as if it was looking up any website – and if the request comes back and shows that the domain is live, the kill switch takes effect and the malware stops spreading.
 Quoting: deplorable granny basket


Who would "accidently" register a domain name, that is hidden in the program code and that is exactly how to stop the virus.

And its the same guy, whos website became famous, because of the virus.

What a coincidence.

I hope someone has a good long look a this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74866510


^^This

Next we will here that our govts are going to have to control the internet because of this, and many changes will be be forthcoming. I don't think this was just a random person doing this, and I would suspect despite the writing in broken English, that English is their first language.
The Comedian :D

User ID: 71072792
United States
05/13/2017 11:13 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
If the virus was written in a managed language where it was that easy to look under the hood and see what it was doing, it wasn't a very advanced hacker who wrote the virus. I professional would use a low level language and obfuscate the code.

Or more likely, this guy just took notice of the virus trying to make a TCP connection to a non-existent domain and put two and two together.
 Quoting: R. Wordsworth


Stop harshing the hacker mystique, man!

debbiedowner
Saint Comedian, Patron Saint of Bringing the Butthurt to Dipshits

‘There are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot.’ - General Mattis, USMC, Secretary of Defense

[link to www.godlikeproductions.com]

"Subterfuge and social pressure are the wheel and fire of the 21st century" - Some asshole

Legal Disclaimer: All comments are intended as humor and/or fiction and not advice, and not to be confused with any event or person, living or dead.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 71598638
United States
05/13/2017 11:21 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
If the virus was written in a managed language where it was that easy to look under the hood and see what it was doing, it wasn't a very advanced hacker who wrote the virus. I professional would use a low level language and obfuscate the code.

Or more likely, this guy just took notice of the virus trying to make a TCP connection to a non-existent domain and put two and two together.
 Quoting: R. Wordsworth


Stop harshing the hacker mystique, man!

:debbiedowner:
 Quoting: The Comedian :D


:youreafag:
Double O Dan

User ID: 74614117
United States
05/13/2017 11:22 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
My thoughts exactly. This hero seems very convenient. I would start any investigation with him....
Double O Dan
The GWAIN

User ID: 71188840
Costa Rica
05/13/2017 11:22 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
This place never ceases to amaze me. Some kid attaches existing ransomware to an known vulnerability with a published exploit and it becomes a government psyop.

There was nothing sophisticated about this.
People panic in groups and recover individually.
SmoothSailing

User ID: 71448021
United States
05/13/2017 11:30 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
bump
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear."
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 74872507
United States
05/13/2017 11:34 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
Bullshit, government cover up. The virus was the governments doing and did exactly what they wanted it to do, cause and effect. They got what they wanted or killed who they wanted then they stopped the virus and they give this lame story. Bullshit.

Watch the shiny keys and pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74756964


Agreed!
The GWAIN

User ID: 71188840
Costa Rica
05/13/2017 11:39 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
Bullshit, government cover up. The virus was the governments doing and did exactly what they wanted it to do, cause and effect. They got what they wanted or killed who they wanted then they stopped the virus and they give this lame story. Bullshit.

Watch the shiny keys and pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74756964


Agreed!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74872507


Why would the government (assume you mean U.S.) use this shitty ransomware?
It made a lot of fucking noise out of the gate.

Would they have not release it quietly into the public and then do their damage?
People panic in groups and recover individually.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 73465623
United States
05/13/2017 11:40 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
This place never ceases to amaze me. Some kid attaches existing ransomware to an known vulnerability with a published exploit and it becomes a government psyop.

There was nothing sophisticated about this.
 Quoting: The GWAIN


There was nothing intelligent about the digital security services of 99 countries either - if this story is to be believed. It should have taken a maximum of 10 malware defense guys a maximum of 1 hour to find the killswitch - especially if the url it was checking for was hardcoded and not a moving target. I call bullshit.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 6147536
United States
05/13/2017 11:41 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
nope
just beginning
deplorable granny basket  (OP)

User ID: 27086049
United States
05/13/2017 11:41 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
Thanks for the PIN!! SmileyGlas
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 6147536
United States
05/13/2017 11:42 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
This place never ceases to amaze me. Some kid attaches existing ransomware to an known vulnerability with a published exploit and it becomes a government psyop.

There was nothing sophisticated about this.
 Quoting: The GWAIN


There was nothing intelligent about the digital security services of 99 countries either - if this story is to be believed. It should have taken a maximum of 10 malware defense guys a maximum of 1 hour to find the killswitch - especially if the url it was checking for was hardcoded and not a moving target. I call bullshit.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73465623


nothing sophisticated about STUXNET either...
I know
Luxen

User ID: 72359105
United States
05/13/2017 11:42 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
What a buzzkill.

nodoom
"Nobody gets out of here alive." Jim Morrison
ScoutsOUT

User ID: 70544232
United States
05/13/2017 11:49 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Blogger Accidental Hero solves cyber hack issue... finds kill switch
Bullshit, government cover up. The virus was the governments doing and did exactly what they wanted it to do, cause and effect. They got what they wanted or killed who they wanted then they stopped the virus and they give this lame story. Bullshit.

Watch the shiny keys and pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74756964


Sounds more than plausible
"Be polite, be professional, be prepared to kill everyone you meet."

What keeps you awake at night?
"Nothing, I keep other people awake at night."

Secretary of Defense, James Mattis





GLP