Large DDoS, small extortion
LarrySheldon at cox.net
Fri May 23 23:47:57 UTC 2014
On 5/23/2014 1:09 PM, Barry Shein wrote:
> On May 24, 2014 at 00:38 rdobbins at arbor.net (Roland Dobbins) wrote:
> > Never, under any circumstances, pay. Not even if you've persuaded
> > the Men from U.N.C.L.E. to help you, and they suggest you pay
> > because they think they can trace the money, do not pay.
> Ok, you're recommending $VICTIM ignores or resists the advice of law
> enforcement authorities, right?
Given the the current status of reputation, ordinary, run-of-the-mill
common sense, and a calm, reflective consideration of the obvious, I
would say yes, follow the advice that makes sense, but pay NO money, not
even as bait.
If they want to put up taxpayer money from their budget, I would still
worry for the reasons given.
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of System Administrators:
Ex turpi causa non oritur actio Infallibility, and the ability to
learn from their mistakes.
(Adapted from Stephen Pinker)
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