"Hacking" these days - purpose?

David Bass davidbass570 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 16:38:59 UTC 2020

It becomes more clear when you think about the options out there, and get a
little creative.  Now a days it’s definitely chess that’s being played.

This Solarwinds thing is going to be extremely interesting.

On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 11:35 AM Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.com> wrote:

> On 12/14/20 18:23, Ryland Kremeier wrote:
> I would have to disagree. Considering the amount of people who have
> bitcoin, and even less the amount of people who farm it, or have farmed it
> before it became so difficult. It seems much more likely that the
> wide-spread infiltrations of every-day systems is for information and DDoS
> over bitcoins.
> I seriously doubt it’s that hard to sell information to companies, as they
> most likely don’t care how you got that information.
> If information wasn’t key, whether it be for selling to another party, or
> scraping that data for easy to social engineer targets; then I also don’t
> think that fraudulent calls would be so prevalent these days. Where the
> main target is older people who will fall for their basic tricks and end up
> losing potentially thousands per person.
> Tend to agree.
> Despite all the advice and mindless videos out there to help people
> protect their data and/or not fall for basic scams, a lot of people still
> do.
> Humans' capacity to want to believe in and trust others is a strong avenue
> that the scammers exploit to get paid. More so the older folk, yes, but
> even the young, tech-savvy; particularly those who have been too busy
> flipping between apps to realize that the Internet can be a dangerous
> place.
> You'd be surprised how innovative and simple these scams are, and actually
> becoming less and less sophisticated, which makes them even more dangerous.
> Mark.
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