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Biden Pays Off Pipeline Hackers and Lies About it

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True... but because of what Moonglow is saying.
It is their fault. They skimp on security to save money.
And they are easily fooled by security system makers that convince you, you need these $100,000 security systems that are easily hackable.
The floppyfw is a great example that simple is usually better than complicated.
I worked in IT in the 90s. I quit in 2001 when the future of IT was written on the wall - no IT people at all. Remote servicing and remote servers. An open invitation to hackers.
Okay. If you want to put a good deal of credence in what one of the dumbest posters on these boards
says go ahead. :rolleyes:
That's Monday morning quarterbacking in action.
Well, I didn't put credence into anyone, I put it on what was said.
 

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Biden paid nobody, especially not Tramp's RUSSIAN hackers.
Tell it to Bloomberg, chump....not a source of news likely to be prejudiced against Lying Joe.
As usual the LYING scum Right pretend a supposed Left-wing media that isn't Left-wing at all, backs up some LIE they fabricated, but provide no link because they know Bloomberg NEVER said Biden paid the ransom.
The fact is Colonial paid the ransom only hours after the attack,, but that doesn't fit the Right's lie so they don't cite Bloomberg.
The company paid the hefty ransom in difficult-to-trace cryptocurrency within hours after the attack...
 
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"A U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed to NBC News"

That statment right there shows this thread should be under Conspiracy Theories.
And yet Joe Biden refuses to comment on the matter lending tons of credence to news reports.
No it lends NO CREDENCE to anything other than wild speculation by conspiracy wing-nuts.
 

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utter bull crap....where do you get all of your lies from?

Colonial's Insurance coverage paid for it....it was cheaper than the money the insurance company would have had to pay Colonial for a longer disruption.
Speaking of empty pipelines where do you get your inside information from?
Heard it on the 24/7 news yesterday or the day before....

they also were saying that one of the reasons these ransomware thieves ask for smaller amounts of money, compared to the income disrupted it they don't pay, is because these Insurance policies/insurance companies insist on paying for the relatively smaller amounts of money the businesses are blackmailed for, compared to more financial damage the insurance company would have to pay, if they dont...
 
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No it lends NO CREDENCE to anything other than wild speculation by conspiracy wing-nuts.
Like the "conspiracy wing nuts" at Bloomberg media?
:rolleyes: Looks like YOU are the wing nut. Many in the media are reporting Joe Biden paid off Russian
cyber crooks and Joe refuses to discuss the matter, looking VERY presidential in the process.
 

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"A U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed to NBC News"

That statment right there shows this thread should be under Conspiracy Theories.
And yet Joe Biden refuses to comment on the matter lending tons of credence to news reports.
No it lends NO CREDENCE to anything other than wild speculation by conspiracy wing-nuts.
His response was tepid I thought. It would have been better to say the typical "we are taking this very seriously and working with blah...blah"
This attack was a major holy cow attack on our nation, not just a private company. It affected millions of people.
And could very well simply be a shot over the bow. A hack like that in the electrical grid would kill 100,000 people in a matter of days.
This was a deadly serious attack, probably funded/controlled by Russia and/or China.
The White House's benign response was a bit alarming. And of course the media complied with their own marginalization.
Yes it gave way for conspiracy theorist and fake news.... but that doesn't remove the fact the response looked very weak and not taking it very seriously.
 
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Heard it on the 24/7 news yesterday or the day before....

they also were saying that one of the reasons these ransomware thieves ask for smaller amounts of money, compared to the income disrupted it they don't pay, is because these Insurance policies/insurance companies insist on paying for the relatively smaller amounts of money the businesses are blackmailed for, compared to more financial damage the insurance company would have to pay, if they dont...
Hopefully as the news back fills in details we will know more.
Somebody will have to inform Joe what he's supposed to think about this all
however and he will have to make a comment on this issue sooner or later.
 

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Like the "conspiracy wing nuts" at Bloomberg media?
:rolleyes: Looks like YOU are the wing nut. Many in the media are reporting Joe Biden paid off Russian
cyber crooks
Bloomberg reported no such thing, you worthless LYING scum POS.
 

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Colonial Pipeline paid a ransom to hackers after the company fell victim to a sweeping cyberattack, one source familiar with the situation confirmed to CNBC.

A U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed to NBC News that Colonial paid nearly $5 million as a ransom to the cybercriminals.

It was not immediately clear when the transaction took place. Colonial Pipeline did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment. The ransom payment was first reported by Bloomberg.

Joe Biden paid off cyber criminals insuring future attacks and then denies it and refuses to even discuss the matter, always a good sign of someone competent at the helm.

Of course the press would go insane if Donald Trump were the one paying off criminals and then lying about it but as usual the snoozing press corps is not going to hold Lyin' Joe Biden accountable for his many incompetent moves and presidential style so most people will never know how this all went down.

Just go take a nap, like Joe, and when you wake up maybe all this bad news will go away and you Biden quislings won't have to face truth that they back such a dishonest loser (not that they can ever admit it to themselves).
But that's not how life really works, does it. The left worked hard and spent lots of money to get
Lyin' Joe illegally installed in office. Now we are all stuck with Jimmy Carter 2.0 no matter what.
Lol, no where in your source did it say Biden or the federal government paid. A private company paid. Biden does not own Colonial. Just another fucking lie from an evil repug. Wanna point fingers point right at your own party. Tell us how free-market is always best and they can not be regulated. When a simple regulation such as critical infrastructure must be a closed loop wiring system not connected to the internet would have prevented this. GFYS
 

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"A U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed to NBC News"

That statment right there shows this thread should be under Conspiracy Theories.
And yet Joe Biden refuses to comment on the matter lending tons of credence to news reports.
No it lends NO CREDENCE to anything other than wild speculation by conspiracy wing-nuts.
His response was tepid I thought. It would have been better to say the typical "we are taking this very seriously and working with blah...blah"
This attack was a major holy cow attack on our nation, not just a private company. It affected millions of people.
And could very well simply be a shot over the bow. A hack like that in the electrical grid would kill 100,000 people in a matter of days.
This was a deadly serious attack, probably funded/controlled by Russia and/or China.
The White House's benign response was a bit alarming. And of course the media complied with their own marginalization.
Yes it gave way for conspiracy theorist and fake news.... but that doesn't remove the fact the response looked very weak and not taking it very seriously.

Darkside has been doing this in the US since the summer of 2020.
 

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Colonial Pipeline paid a ransom to hackers after the company fell victim to a sweeping cyberattack, one source familiar with the situation confirmed to CNBC.

A U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed to NBC News that Colonial paid nearly $5 million as a ransom to the cybercriminals.

It was not immediately clear when the transaction took place. Colonial Pipeline did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment. The ransom payment was first reported by Bloomberg.

Joe Biden paid off cyber criminals insuring future attacks and then denies it and refuses to even discuss the matter, always a good sign of someone competent at the helm.

Of course the press would go insane if Donald Trump were the one paying off criminals and then lying about it but as usual the snoozing press corps is not going to hold Lyin' Joe Biden accountable for his many incompetent moves and presidential style so most people will never know how this all went down.

Just go take a nap, like Joe, and when you wake up maybe all this bad news will go away and you Biden quislings won't have to face truth that they back such a dishonest loser (not that they can ever admit it to themselves).
But that's not how life really works, does it. The left worked hard and spent lots of money to get
Lyin' Joe illegally installed in office. Now we are all stuck with Jimmy Carter 2.0 no matter what.
Lol, no where in your source did it say Biden or the federal government paid. A private company paid. Biden does not own Colonial. Just another fucking lie from an evil repug. Wanna point fingers point right at your own party. Tell us how free-market is always best and they can not be regulated. When a simple regulation such as critical infrastructure must be a closed loop wiring system not connected to the internet would have prevented this. GFYS
The LYING scum POS knows he's LYING which is why he didn't link to Bloomberg. I did to expose his LIE.
 

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Colonial Pipeline paid a ransom to hackers after the company fell victim to a sweeping cyberattack, one source familiar with the situation confirmed to CNBC.

A U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed to NBC News that Colonial paid nearly $5 million as a ransom to the cybercriminals.

It was not immediately clear when the transaction took place. Colonial Pipeline did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment. The ransom payment was first reported by Bloomberg.

Joe Biden paid off cyber criminals insuring future attacks and then denies it and refuses to even discuss the matter, always a good sign of someone competent at the helm.

Of course the press would go insane if Donald Trump were the one paying off criminals and then lying about it but as usual the snoozing press corps is not going to hold Lyin' Joe Biden accountable for his many incompetent moves and presidential style so most people will never know how this all went down.

Just go take a nap, like Joe, and when you wake up maybe all this bad news will go away and you Biden quislings won't have to face truth that they back such a dishonest loser (not that they can ever admit it to themselves).
But that's not how life really works, does it. The left worked hard and spent lots of money to get
Lyin' Joe illegally installed in office. Now we are all stuck with Jimmy Carter 2.0 no matter what.
Lol, no where in your source did it say Biden or the federal government paid. A private company paid. Biden does not own Colonial. Just another fucking lie from an evil repug. Wanna point fingers point right at your own party. Tell us how free-market is always best and they can not be regulated. When a simple regulation such as critical infrastructure must be a closed loop wiring system not connected to the internet would have prevented this. GFYS
The LYING scum POS knows he's LYING which is why he didn't link to Bloomberg. I did to expose his LIE.
Lies is all they got these days. Really sad. Oh well the grass is still green and the sky is still blue hope those with morals enjoy their Sunday. Not so much for the other trash though.
 
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Lol, no where in your source did it say Biden or the federal government paid. A private company paid. Biden does not own Colonial. Just another fucking lie from an evil repug. Wanna point fingers point right at your own party. Tell us how free-market is always best and they can not be regulated. When a simple regulation such as critical infrastructure must be a closed loop wiring system not connected to the internet would have prevented this. GFYS
You are correct. CNBC did report that Colonial paid off cyber criminals. However when I say that Biden
paid off Russian hackers I am merely reflecting what reporting says about the matter https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/hacking/us-torched-for-bowing-to-russian-terrorists-aft

I meant to say Biden talked tough and then caved in on the ransom. The government itself did not pay
directly but indirectly it did.

Biden's own FBI said it was a mistake to pay ransom and then reversed itself.
“The FBI does not support paying a ransom in response to a ransomware attack,” according to the FBI’s website. “It encourages perpetrators to target more victims and offers an incentive for others to get involved in this type of illegal activity.”
If the FBI is making statements then it's assumed the president is aware of such comments and approves
of them. Cool yer jets, psycho, until you get ALL of the information.


Too bad Biden is too incompetent, ignorant, behind the times on the matter, etc. to come out with a single
coherent statement on the matter.
 
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Colonial Pipeline paid a ransom to hackers after the company fell victim to a sweeping cyberattack, one source familiar with the situation confirmed to CNBC.

A U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed to NBC News that Colonial paid nearly $5 million as a ransom to the cybercriminals.

It was not immediately clear when the transaction took place. Colonial Pipeline did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment. The ransom payment was first reported by Bloomberg.

Joe Biden paid off cyber criminals insuring future attacks and then denies it and refuses to even discuss the matter, always a good sign of someone competent at the helm.

Of course the press would go insane if Donald Trump were the one paying off criminals and then lying about it but as usual the snoozing press corps is not going to hold Lyin' Joe Biden accountable for his many incompetent moves and presidential style so most people will never know how this all went down.

Just go take a nap, like Joe, and when you wake up maybe all this bad news will go away and you Biden quislings won't have to face truth that they back such a dishonest loser (not that they can ever admit it to themselves).
But that's not how life really works, does it. The left worked hard and spent lots of money to get
Lyin' Joe illegally installed in office. Now we are all stuck with Jimmy Carter 2.0 no matter what.
Are you really that fuckin' stupid, or are you just desperate to blame something, anything, on President Joe?
 

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Colonial Pipeline paid a ransom to hackers after the company fell victim to a sweeping cyberattack, one source familiar with the situation confirmed to CNBC.

A U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed to NBC News that Colonial paid nearly $5 million as a ransom to the cybercriminals.

It was not immediately clear when the transaction took place. Colonial Pipeline did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment. The ransom payment was first reported by Bloomberg.

Joe Biden paid off cyber criminals insuring future attacks and then denies it and refuses to even discuss the matter, always a good sign of someone competent at the helm.

Of course the press would go insane if Donald Trump were the one paying off criminals and then lying about it but as usual the snoozing press corps is not going to hold Lyin' Joe Biden accountable for his many incompetent moves and presidential style so most people will never know how this all went down.

Just go take a nap, like Joe, and when you wake up maybe all this bad news will go away and you Biden quislings won't have to face truth that they back such a dishonest loser (not that they can ever admit it to themselves).
But that's not how life really works, does it. The left worked hard and spent lots of money to get
Lyin' Joe illegally installed in office. Now we are all stuck with Jimmy Carter 2.0 no matter what.
When did Joe Biden take over a pipeline company?! What’s wrong with you??
 
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Lol, no where in your source did it say Biden or the federal government paid. A private company paid. Biden does not own Colonial. Just another fucking lie from an evil repug. Wanna point fingers point right at your own party. Tell us how free-market is always best and they can not be regulated. When a simple regulation such as critical infrastructure must be a closed loop wiring system not connected to the internet would have prevented this. GFYS
Post # 57. Try reading it all. GFYS right back.
 

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