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Your views: on hacking blackmail, and broken economic models

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Today, readers comment on an Adelaide firm’s hacking nightmare, and the baffling new economic normal.

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Careful where you click

Commenting on the story: Adelaide newsagent’s hacking blackmail nightmare

As a now retired IT person, I had three instances over the last 4 or so years where two of my clients were faced with this predicament.

Never was a ransom paid. The correct and original files were restored from good backups and the encrypted files were deleted.

In every case, the encryption started because a staff member clicked on, or opened something they should not have.

The best advice I can give to anyone is to look – when you point / hold the mouse over the thing you’re asked to click on – very carefully at the bottom left corner of your browser, because that’s where you will see the true URL (address) that you will be taken to if you actually click on the link. – Jerome van der Linden

I find it hard to believe that any business would have critical data on a computer connected to the internet.

In my last employment,all data was kept on a stand alone computer.

A separate computer was used for the internet if it was essential. – Michael Anderson

Wait for it

Commenting on the story: No one knows how to fix our broken economic model

I reckon the solution will arrive in the same manner as the 70’s – time will reveal all.

Its simple: new paradigms require time to establish patterns that can be studied and understood. Then acted upon with higher confidence of success.

If the situation is not readily understood, then time will reveal the answer. – Neil Fitzgerald

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