Thread regarding West Corp. layoffs

Ransomeware

I’m surprised no one has been talking about the 1 million dollars ransomware attack. Or the other viruses that have cause so much turmoil throughout the company. GTS is completely disorganized and floundering, the amount of money being wasted on overpriced “security” software and contractors is amazing. No wonder they’re laying people off to pay for it all.

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This doesn't surprise me though, they were cutting IT support to the bone before I left. They probably didn't keep up to date on software.

They also had hundreds of ancient EOL machines running on the network. Some running Windows NT 3.5, 4.0 and obsolete versions of HP-UX and RHEL. Some of the machines were also supposed to have been decommissioned but for whatever reason were still humming along.

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Post ID: @7ykk+15qq2ds8

Billing is not a big deal... data center was accessed. They didnt tell employies why should they tell customees. It was all secret

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Post ID: @7xga+15qq2ds8

Is there truth that some billing was accessed or affected? Clients need to know about this.

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Post ID: @6opu+15qq2ds8

Ransomewear got in through about 15 employees computers and spread quickly.
IT trashed those computers

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Post ID: @3vxp+15qq2ds8

And some out of date server software. 2003 server for example.

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Post ID: @3zia+15qq2ds8

How did they get ransomware? When I worked there they had so much anti-virus software on the computers they were barely usable.

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Post ID: @2vin+15qq2ds8

Continue to use Windows and Windows server....expect these issues.

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Post ID: @val+15qq2ds8

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