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How much is gasoline at the pump where you live? (current week cheapest you have   The Consumer You: Marketplace

Started Apr-12 by $1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S); 6938 views.

Except where they are served by the Colonial pipeline, which cyberterrorists shut down for nearly a week with a ransomware attack.

I did hear that someone hacked the hackers and took tens to hundreds of millions in cryptocurrency from them while shutting down their entire ability to conduct further cyberterrorism.

But gas went over $5 a gallon in those parts of the east coast.

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From: Showtalk 

May-19

I blame realtors who always wanted prices to go up.

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May-19

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said:

I did hear that someone hacked the hackers and took tens to hundreds of millions in cryptocurrency from them while shutting down their entire ability to conduct further cyberterrorism.

Will that stop them? Something must!

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

May-20

Showtalk said...

Will that stop them? Something must!

As long as our lifelines... (electrical power {incl. nuclear}, water, gas/petroleum) are connected to the internet, there is a possibility that they can be hacked... or at least shut down with a DoS (Denial of Service) attack.

The only way to prevent this is to go off the grid or use a private grid which cannot be hacked.

But with all the devices we have today with USB, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G/4G/5G, other IoT devices using their own proprietary methods... being used by many of these lifeline providers... hardening them such that they cannot be attacked is something that should have already been put into place.

However, as you can clearly see, what should have been in place isn't and that's where the break occurred. So you find where the break occurred, plug it and ensure it stays plugged as well as ensuring that there are no other unplugged vulnerabilities!

FWIW

  • Edited May 20, 2021 2:28 am  by  WALTER784
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May-20

There must be motivation to do this.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

May-20

Showtalk said...

There must be motivation to do this.

Money and making news headlines for the hackers.

One hack can reap millions or more!

FWIW

YWN666

From: YWN666 

May-21

Read more from @politifact

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May-21

In this case, the hackers are out of business, for now.

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May-21

Semantics. It’s about energy independence and whether or not we want prices to stay high.  With an increase in gas tax and a decrease in production, prices will not fall as they have in the past due to seasonal reasons or excess.  We haven’t seen anything yet.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

May-22

Showtalk said...

In this case, the hackers are out of business, for now.

There are hundreds of thousands if not more hackers in the dark web. Taking out just a few of them will hardly put a dent in their activity!

FWIW

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