Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

“Speed is a poor substitute for accuracy.” -- Real, no-shit, fortune from a fortune cookie

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys in the ground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"The Dildo of Karma rarely comes lubed." -- Unknown

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset,
A/K/A P01135809, A/K/A Dementia Donnie

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

What We Need, Now, Are Some Quick Trials and Slow Executions

A publicly-accessible database with information on roughly 80 million American households has been discovered on a Microsoft cloud server, representing more than half of the total number of U.S. households.

While at the moment there is no information pointing at who is the company who left the 24 GB worth of data exposed, vpnMentor’s research team in collaboration with hacktivists Noam Rotem and Ran Locar—who found the unprotected database on a Microsoft cloud server—are currently in the process of identifying its owner(s).
There should be some rather severe penalties for putting so much data for so many people where it can be found. "Security by obscurity" isn't a viable concept.

The names, addresses, and income information on well over a hundred million people and that just gets put on an unsecured server in a plain-text format?

Heads need to roll, and I mean that literally.



CenterPuke88 said...

I will await with baited breath the report of Brian Krebs (KrebsonSecurity) on who this was from. His blog is, in my mind, must reading for those interested in online fraud, breaches and such.

Stewart Dean said...

Byng-o. As it were.

I have been arguing with a class of 1969 classmate that a CEO/CFO that devastates industries/communities/lives is as criminal as some low life who murders. He, of course, is loaded. I am not...having done the best job of computers I knew how, while he looked out for the main change.
Taking liberty, 'there are those that kill you with a six-gun and some with a fountain pen'.
It is continuingly confounding to me that economic capital is exalted and preserved as sacred, while human capital is wasted, devalued and destroyed without a thought. How did this come to be?