"Ransomware is rather Simple, really: Don't do Stupid Things with Critical Control and Infrastructure Equipment" & the Porn "Darknet"
negligence stemming from Social Media, Gaming and Pornography addiction
is the real National Security infrastructure risk. Hackers can’t hack
pipelines or meatpackers if workstation computers aren’t wide-open to
the internet. - Ann Barnhardt
The Market Ticker website explained that "Ransomware is rather simple, really: Don't do stupid things with critical control and infrastructure equipment":
As I've said before the real problem isn't "ransomware" per-se; it has no value unless the ransom can be paid and further, unless said infrastructure is connected to the Internet either directly or indirectly (e.g. through some other device) it can't get on the network in the first place.
I'd be more than happy to redesign anyone's infrastructure so that this can't happen. You could run Windows XP on that network if you wanted to and, other than by direct, intentional sabotage by an employee nothing's getting in there.
But -- your snowflakes that work there couldn't use their computer on their desk to play on Facesucker, Instascrew or the myriad other time-wasting things they do. They couldn't run their "side hustle" on the company dime or play around on Tinder. Their phone wouldn't work in the building network and the USB ports would either be disabled in firmware or stuffed full of hot glue to prevent someone from jamming a thumb drive in there contaminated with whatever. And there could be no exceptions, including out of the CEOs and CTO's offices, which is where a lot of them originate these days because, well, privilege with office. [https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=242598]
Who buys the ransomware?
Science Direct in the post "Ransomware-as-a-Service economy within the darknet" explains:
Ransomware is an epidemic that adversely affects the lives of both individuals and large companies, where criminals demand payments to release infected digital assets. In the wake of the ransomware success, Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) has become a franchise offered through darknet marketplaces, allowing aspiring cybercriminals to take part in this dubious economy. We have studied contemporary darknet markets and forums over a period of two years using a netnographic research approach. Our findings show that RaaS currently seems like a modest threat relative to popular opinion. Compared to other types of illegal digital goods, there are rather few RaaS items offered for sale in darknet marketplaces, often with questionable authenticity. From our data we have created a value chain and descriptions of the actors involved in this economy. [https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167404820300468]
If you want to know more about the "darknet" or Dark Web here is a Catholic Monitor Flashback:
When one gets page views from the Unknown Region that means persons or organizations with big money are using Tor which gives users Web anonymity.
Those involved in Web anonymity are part of what is called the Dark Web.
Pro-gay Fr. James Martin's America said that the Dark Web was set up by "'the U.S. government for the good purpose'... to protect the privacy of political dissidents during the Arab Spring."
(America, "Vatican conference focuses on dangers 'dark web' poses to children," October 2, 2017)
As most informed people know the "Arab Spring" brought us ISIS and helped promote the unlimited mass immigration to Europe that Martin's America, Pope Francis and the pro-gay political alliances in Italy are pushing.
The Dark Web is, also, known as "the badlands of the the internet."
It is where the anti-Trump FBI goes to supposedly catch child porn users and the pro-gay New York Times supposedly goes to protect their anonymous sources.
But, it is best known for its clientele of big money drug addicts and pedophiles who go there to buy illegal drugs and child porn as well as for "pedophile sites" and "child abuse."
(It is obvious that the illegal drug and "child abuse" Dark Web should be censored yet pro-gay journalist Jonah Goldberg and his pro-gay political alliances ignore it while they call for the censorship of the sometimes goofy libertarian, but anti-pedophilia Alex Jones' Infowars. [National Review, "Are we to Blame for the Alex Jones Problem," August 10, 2018])
As the pro-gay America says in the article of the Dark Web:
"'[W]hile only 2 percent of the dark web sites are specifically pedophile sites, nevertheless 80 percent of the dark web traffic is linked to child abuse.'"
Why are wealthy drug addicts and pedophiles so interested in the Catholic Monitor's posts on Francis's death penalty heresy, the pro-gay bishops network's sex abuse cover-ups, Francis's inner circle's sex abuse cover-ups and a call for Onepeterfive to publish Bishop René Gracida's legal call Open Letter on Francis?
Have the Vatican gay drug fueled orgy party members of Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio's secretary taken a sudden interest in the Catholic Monitor?
By coincidence, the Catholic Monitor, today, is getting more page views than normal from Italy.
of the Church St. Francis de Sales totally confirmed beyond any doubt
the possibility of a heretical pope and what must be done by the Church
in such a situation:
"[T]he Pope... WHEN he is EXPLICITLY a heretic, he falls ipso facto from his dignity and out of the Church, and the Church MUST either deprive him, or, as some say, declare him deprived, of his Apostolic See."
(The Catholic Controversy, by St. Francis de Sales, Pages 305-306)
Saint Robert Bellarmine, also, said "the Pope heretic is not deposed ipso facto, but must be declared deposed by the Church."
- "If Francis is a Heretic, What should Canonically happen to him?": http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2020/12/if-francis-is-heretic-what-should.html
- "Could Francis be a Antipope even though the Majority of Cardinals claim he is Pope?": http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2019/03/could-francis-be-antipope-even-though.html
- LifeSiteNews, "Confusion explodes as Pope Francis throws magisterial
weight behind communion for adulterers," December 4, 2017:
The AAS guidelines explicitly allows "sexually active adulterous couples facing 'complex circumstances' to 'access the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.'"
- On February 2018, in Rorate Caeli, Catholic theologian Dr. John Lamont:
"The AAS statement... establishes that Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia has affirmed propositions that are heretical in the strict sense."
- On December 2, 2017, Bishop Rene Gracida:
"Francis' heterodoxy is now official. He has published his letter to the Argentina bishops in Acta Apostlica Series making those letters magisterial documents."
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church by the bishops by the grace of God.
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- Will US be Venezuela?: Ex-CIA Official told Epoch Times "Chávez started to Focus on [Smartmatic] Voting Machines to Ensure Victory as early as 2003": http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2020/12/will-us-be-venezuela-ex-cia-official.html