So, what does the Russian hack mean for Microsoft

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  1. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    and others who are clearly putting their economic future into online services. Will users just consider hacks like this the cost of doing business? Thank god I'm so small and insignficant in a sea of information.
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    I think it's still "allegedly" Russian, but also pretty darned likely Russian. For those who haven't followed this, see e.g. this Ars Technica report.

    The scale of this attack is just crazy, and the selectivity in using the gained foothold is also impressive. They seem to have been after very specific things. People are rightly wondering if the hackers' current access could get them into the Windows Update backend. Now that would be spectacular..
     
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    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Putin and his Hitler-like ambitions will get us all into WW3.

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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    How un-lawyerly of me.:newpalm:
     
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    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    What's most disturbing about this is that experts have been warning about exactly this type of attack since at least 2000 when "cloud' was in it's infancy. And for that matter I've been in conferences where the discussion was about using somebody like Solar Winds as an ideal vector for this.

    IMHO this is a huge failure on our government that has nothing to do with party as neither has truly stepped up to protect us.

    PS: I'd take this with an enormous grain of salt, but the speculation among the people I deal with around security suspect that the root cause of this might be the first real weaponization of the X86 Spectre flaws.

    If nothing else, it shows the danger of consolidation of too few technologies and vendors...

    OK, I'll step down off my soapbox now:)
     
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    WillAdams Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Yeah, has anyone seen a statement by NSA on this? (or an analysis of such a statement in the news)?

    It's their bailiwick.
     
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