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Ransomware Attacks On Big Companies Getting Out-Of-Hand: ‘Garmin’ 10-Days Ago, Now ‘Canon’!

by Anura Guruge


Click to access ‘PetaPixel’ coverage. Google for more.


Wow, these — i.e., ‘Garmin‘ & ‘Canon‘ — are multi-Billion dollar companies.

This has got totally out of hand.

I think we are heading towards a BIG MELTDOWN ahead of the November 3, 2020, U.S. Presidential Election.

I think these ‘hacker groups’ are a FRONT for STATE-SPONSORED attacks!

This is not good. This is NOT going to end well for US!


 

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by Anura Guruge


 

‘Star Island’ Hotel, ‘Isles Of Shoals’, N.H. Also Hacked.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE & read here. Got it as an e-mail.


Got this e-mail on Thursday — same day that Garmin was down due to a ransomware attack.

Wow. This is getting out of hand. Just a heads up.


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by Anura Guruge


 

What IF Garmin Supposed Ransomware Attack Is A DISGUISED Hack From China (Or Google)?

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE & skim. From ‘Google News’.


Click image to access my post from 4-days ago.


I was at least 4-hours AHEAD of the pack. As soon as I heard that Garmin had been down for a ‘few’ hours I suspected a HACK. It was much, much later that others cottoned onto this & the rumors of the ransomware surfaced.

I am, however, still NOT convinced.

Being the professional cynic that I am (& a pioneering hacker from the early the 1970s) I have doubts.

What if the supposed ransomware is BUT a ruse to cover up a MASSIVE hack. Yes, the files & data has been encrypted per ransomware, BUT what if they sucked up all the data beforehand.

I am convinced, rightly or wrongly, that we are headed for a major cyber war with China. I think China is trying out their technology & tactics all over the place, Australia in particular. I have a theory that this could be China trying it out on a medium size US company — though I think many of the Garmin servers are in Europe.

Then again, it might be Google! Remember they are in the process of buying up FitBit. Plus, they are HUNGRY for fitness/health data. By hacking Garmin they get access to millions of active users!

Think about it.

P.S., I am a Garmin shareholder, & yes, I sold some of my GRMN shares today, on the news. SMILE.


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U.S. Airport Computer Outage At Customs — Was It Another Russian Hack?

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to access CNN original. Google for more.


To a professional cynic such as I, with a 40-year background in computers, this outage appears ‘suspicious’. Yes, it could have just been excessive load given the volume of folks arriving back home after the holidays. But, we probably have seen busier days.

Tensions on the ‘Cyber Cold War’ are extremely high and heated.

Taking down customs would have been a nice coup.

I dread that we will see escalating cyber-wars that will cripple the Internet and cause huge disruptions.

I hope this was not a Russian hack. But we need to be really vigilant. I don’t want the Internet crippled. {SMILE}


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by Anura Guruge

I Warned Of Electronic Voter Machine Hacking & Fraud 4 Years Ago — Yes, In 2012.

by Anura Guruge


With the Wisconsin recount electronic voter machine
hacking and fraud is now BIG news.


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Click to access ‘WIRED’ magazine original.


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Click to access “ComputerWorld” original.


Well, I warned of this,
talking about exactly what could
happen over 4 years ago!


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Click to ENLARGE and read snippet here. Use link below to access November 4, 2012 post.


To access my November 4, 2012 post click here.


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GoDaddy Introduces New e-mail Logon Screen For SecureServer.

by Anura Guruge


The new — LEGIT, but kind of creepy —
GoDaddy (SecureServer) e-mail Logon Screen.

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What GoDaddy e-mail Logon used to look like.

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For a welcome change GoDaddy had the sense and the decency to include the yellow ‘info’ bar to TRY and inform people that this might not have been a phishing attempt. Nonetheless Deanna checked with me to make sure it was legit. It appears to be. It works.

Not sure why? Notice though that it no longer has ‘GoDaddy’ anywhere — not the name, not the icon! Possible that they plan to SPIN OFF the e-mail to another company — different name. Hence the ‘NO-NAME’ logon. 


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Is GoDaddy e-mail Being Phished (Hacked)? Logon Screen Different.

by Anura Guruge


Current GoDaddy e-mail Logon screen using existing bookmark/link.

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What GoDaddy e-mail Logon used to look like.

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Be careful. To be on safe side logon to e-mail AFTER logging onto Godaddy. 


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IBM’s Hack A Hair Dryer Video For Women Shows How Badly It Has Lost Its Once Legendary Marketing Touch.


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The ‘Hack a Hair Dryer’ Video.

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Click to access YouTube video … with commentary.


The Inevitable Backlash and IBM’s Backpedaling.

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TIME reports that IBM forced to pull the plug on video ad.

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Click to access original article.


The Spoofs on Twitter ….

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Click to access Twitter spoofs ….


I really do NOT get it.

IBM seems all at sea.

It just doesn’t seem to be able to get anything right these days.

This video commercial was so sexist. As a father of three daughters and an ex-IBMer I am pretty amazed that MY IBM no longer had the smarts to see that this was going to offend the very target audience they were trying to woo.

Last month they bought Weather Channel assets saying that needed that for their Cloud Computing initiative. Now this.

Has it got anything to do with the current CEO? I am just asking.

I get the impression that IBM is being run by the 85-year old Warren Buffett who has admitted he is not much into computers.


Canon (U.S.A.) Internal IT System Down All Day (10/26/2015) — Have They Been Hacked?

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canonitdownoct25I know because I have called them up 3 times today, Monday, October 26, 2015. The first time was around noon. The guy I spoke to sounded vague and confused. But on the other two calls I got very proficient ladies who explained exactly what the problem was. They came in this morning to find that the system was ‘going up and down’. It had then been taken down by IT. They weren’t sure when it would be up.

HOPE that they have NOT been hacked, à la Sony. IF they have been hacked we won’t hear about it for weeks. I will not, of course, be amused. As somebody who has bought multiple refurbished cameras directly through them, they have my credit card information.

So, a heads up, if you have dealings with Canaon U.S.A., as I do.


Cherry Blossoms A Galore & In Full Bloom In New Hampshire.

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Try this link …


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This article explains it. A creative hack of Google Maps by Japanese cosmetics brand Lux.
Cute and clever.