Way way back in (at least in cloud provider release schedule) time, four weeks ago, we discussed the amazing coincidence that the Conti (misspelt) crime gang, which had ransomwared the Irish Health Service (HSE), leading to massive disruption, hurting the weak and vulnerable and very possibly causing early deaths, had provided decryption keys for free, seemingly following direct intervention by … Read more
Ransom has been a thing since, probably, the invention of rope. It is certainly referred to in The Holy Bible. In the Old Testament, it referred to as payment of some sort to release someone, and in the New Testament, it refers to “Christ’s gift of Himself as a ransom for many”.
No such thing as an original sin. A notion that is continuously being challenged in the cyberspace.
To get some perspective, the largest ransom ever paid for the release of a person (according to the Guinness Book Of Records) was $1.5 Billion in 1533 for Atahualpa, Emperor Of The Incas.
The 1983 song ‘Every Breath You Take’, written by Gordon Sumner, known professionally as Sting, so-called because he used to wear a black jumper with yellow stripes, is up there on our list of creepy tracks. It joins Tiffany’s ‘I Think We’re Alone Now‘ (a cover of Tommy James & The Shondells song) and everything … Read more
Unusual to use the first person in a blog, in fact this might be the first, and hopefully last, time. I am very thrilled to have joined Tiberium as Chief Research Officer and will be delivering these weekly missives for the foreseeable. Those that have read my prior blogs (seven or so years worth) will
Happy New Year from all of us at Tiberium! As we plough headlong into 2021 with chaos everywhere, not least at the UK/European border and in the United States of America (curious isn’t it that the National Security machine of the USA didn’t anticipate a whiff of trouble at The Capitol or elsewhere from disturbed … Read more