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An interesting thing happened on the internet with week. U.S. travel management firm was hit with Ragnar Locker ransomware. The company agreed to pay and handed over $4.5 mln in bitcoin
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Jack Stubbs Jul 31
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But the online chat room where the ransom negotiations took place was left online, giving a rare and *incredibly* interesting insight into how these things actually go down
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Jack Stubbs Jul 31
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The hackers initially demanded a $10 mln ransom. What ensued was lots of haggling and discussion of discounts
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Jack Stubbs Jul 31
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Personally I was surprised at how professional and collegial the whole conversation was. From beginning to end, this was treated a business transaction for both parties
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Jack Stubbs Jul 31
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After the ransom was paid, the attackers even provided some bonus security advice!
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Jack Stubbs Jul 31
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I really like suggested best staffing practices
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Jack Stubbs Jul 31
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"It's a pleasure to work with professionals." One of the last messages is the hackers offering to wipe the contents of the chat. It was not deleted.
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mitya Jul 31
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Great story. Thanks for posting the screenshots of the chat!
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Gehirnschmalz Jul 31
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Thread Reader App Jul 31
Hi, please find the unroll here: : An interesting thing happened on the internet with week. U.S. travel management firm was hit with Ragnar… Talk to you soon. 🤖
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Paulvinho Jul 31
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‘For sure’ the syntax suggests a non-native English writer. Anyone have any ideas where they might be from based on the text?
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Alan W. Silberberg Jul 31
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"If you are reading this it's mean your".... The whole thing is filled with non english native writing...
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