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Old 07-27-2020, 06:45 AM
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I didn't see anyone post this but it looks like Garmin has been hacked and all files including backups are encrypted. They have been down for a day or 2 already.

https://connect.garmin.com/status/

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...omware-attack/

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Hopefully they have a good IT department and can just delete and restore. This should be part of their disaster recovery plan.
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Garmin hit with ransomware

Garmin outage last 24hrs
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...hree-days.html

Playboy Russian hacker holds Garmin to ransom: Lamborghini driving 33-year-old who runs 'EVIL CORP' and has $5m FBI bounty on his head has crippled the firm with millions of users for fifth day - and wants $10m to restore it

  • Garmin is being asked to pay a $10 million ransom after a cyberattack paralyzed its systems and apps
  • The navigation company was hit by a ransomware attack on Thursday with customers unable to log in to their apps and record their fitness sessions for five straight days - pilots who use their apps have also been affected
  • It's believed Russian cybercriminal group Evil Corp, which has been operating since 2009, is behind attack
  • In December 2019, the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned Evil Corp after causing more than $100 million in financial damages in U.S. banking system
  • As a result, if Garmin wanted to pay the ransom, it could potentially be found to be breaking U.S. sanctions
  • Company's communication systems have also been disabled and they are unable to respond to customers
  • Maksim Viktorovich Yakubets, 33, is known to be head of Evil Corp and has worked directly with the Russian government in carrying out malicious cyber attacks
  • Yakubets is a flamboyant character and along with his flash cars, one of which is a customized Lamborghini with a number plate that reads THIEF in Russian, he is known to have splashed out on a pet tiger and lion cubs
  • He is described as untouchable in the Russian capital where he regularly films himself driving 'doughnuts' around police, with tires screeching, in one of his fleet of supercars bought from the proceeds of fraud
  • Last month it was revealed Evil Corp had launched a new wave of ransomware attacks that has affected at least 31 major American corporations including eight Fortune 500 companies
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And Garmin says customer information should be secure.
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Ransomeware should be a capitol crime... its bad enough that they shut down hospitals and kill people but now they are messing with my garmin apps. Enough is enough. We know who he is - just take him out. Send a message that this is an act of war...
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I am thinking..
- Funnel up the ass.
- Pour in honey.
- Make them sit on anthill.
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No business believes it will ever happen to them. Many Businesses give lip service to network security. I get it, it's hard to spend money on something when the best possible outcome is nothing happens. This is not Sci-Fi, it got real when we used Stuxnet on Iran in 2010, problem being that cyber weapons don't destroy themselves on impact like physical weapons do. When the North Koreans hacked Sony, they didn't even have to invent that malware, they just bought it on the extra-dark web.

I agree it should be a capital crime if lives are lost and treated very seriously in every case. That being said, companies have some accountability, it's not a secret.
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Garmin needs to hire a "security" specialist in Russia to eliminate the parasite. I am thinking former Spetsnaz
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Originally Posted by jhendric View Post
it got real when we used Stuxnet on Iran in 2010
The people who remember Stuxnet the most are those who work for Siemens. It was specifically engineered to exploit one aspect of their communication protocols. HMI comms to be exact.

ETA... The funny thing is that it was deployed on thumb drives. Ones with the virus were scattered in key areas in Iran,
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they should pay the 10m and start getting things restored
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They were back up at the time you posted this.
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I hope they don't post my grouper numbers! I will chip-in $100.
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Garmin's statement on the outage:

https://www.garmin.com/en-US/outage/

They state Garmin Express is still down:

https://connect.garmin.com/status/

But I tried it and its up now.
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They should have had better IT guys who tested their backups regularly and knew what they were doing.
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Originally Posted by likwid View Post
They were back up at the time you posted this.
Not mine, it still looks like this although my ride did upload today after a few hrs but I get an error when I try to navigate anywhere



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Originally Posted by grouperdawg View Post
Not mine, it still looks like this although my ride did upload today after a few hrs but I get an error when I try to navigate anywhere


Nice shorts.
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Originally Posted by grouperdawg View Post
Not mine, it still looks like this although my ride did upload today after a few hrs but I get an error when I try to navigate anywhere


I got the same message
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I had to call Garmin yesterday (Fusion radio issue) and their pre-menu recording apologized but said things were back to normal.
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Originally Posted by grouperdawg View Post
Not mine, it still looks like this although my ride did upload today after a few hrs but I get an error when I try to navigate anywhere


I had all 4 of my previous days runs upload before he posted this.
Only thing that's being wonky is uploading workouts. I usually save my track workouts on my phone so I don't have to remember pace on weird crap like 1600-800-800-1600. Also the pace alerts are nice to stay consistent.

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