Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Live by the hack, die by the hack

from here and here

Even though the security company that discovered the malware vulnerability aren't publishing it, I have high hopes that people less scrupulous than them will use it to take the criminals down. That's not to say that I don't want the criminals in question to face justice, but rather I have my doubts whether most of them will, and in the absence of legal consequences, the increased cost due to business disruptions could conceivably make the operation less financially viable. Also, if the hack forces them to re-infect people or to infect even more people then that probably will increase their exposure with regards to law enforcement and might be the thing that gets them caught.