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  • JBS Paid [Crackers] $11 Million After Cyberattack Hit Plants

    A White House National Security Council spokesperson said Wednesday night that “private companies should not pay ransom. It encourages and enriches these malicious actors, continues the cycle of these attacks, and there is no guarantee companies get their data back.”

  • US Attorney General Warns Ransomware 'Getting Worse and Worse' [iophk: Windows TCO]

    The attorney general's warning during a Senate hearing on the Justice Department's fiscal 2022 budget request followed a pair of high-profile ransomware attacks over the past month that have rattled the U.S. national security and law enforcement establishment and sparked calls for beefed-up cyber defenses.

    In a ransomware attack, [crackers] lock a company's or organization's data, offering keys to unlock the files in exchange for a large sum of money.

  • Marshall spells it out: speech to University of Law

    What follows is perhaps the most important speech given on the subject of the Post Office Horizon IT scandal to date.

    I watched Mr Marshall deliver it remotely yesterday evening on Zoom to a couple of hundred students at the University of Law in London. He has very kindly given me permission to reprint it below.

    The text contains a forensic analysis of the legal, ethical, individual and corporate failures that led the Post Office and the legal profession to do significant harms to hundreds of helpless individuals.

    The specific humiliations meted out to Janet Skinner, Seema Misra, Lee Castleton and Tracy Felstead are described in detail. The institutional culpability is laid bare.

    I am hoping the University of Law will soon post a link to a recording of Mr Marshall delivering his speech, which I will put up as soon as I get it.

  • TV news stations become apparent target in next cyberattack [iophk: Windows TCO]

    At least three TV news stations have been completely offline since Thursday in what cybersecurity experts say appears to be a ransomware attack on their parent company.

    ABC affiliates WFTV in Orlando, Florida, and WSOC in Charlotte, North Carolina, as well as NBC affiliate WPXI in Pittsburgh, all of which are both owned by the Cox Media Group, were told Thursday by managers to shut down company computers and phones.

  • Ransomware attack disrupts Massachusetts ferries [iophk: Windows TCO]

    Steamship Authority said the incident impacted its land-based IT systems and that ships are not impacted.

  • Fujifilm shuts down computer systems following apparent ransomware intrusion [iophk: Windows TCO]

    Fujifilm Corp. has shut down part of its computer network and “disconnected from external correspondence” in the face of a possible ransomware attack, the Japanese electronics giant said Wednesday.

    In a brief statement, Fujifilm said that it became aware of the security issue late Tuesday and that it has “taken measures to suspend all affected systems in coordination with our various global entities.” The company said it was still “working to determine the extent and the scale of the issue.”

  • Ransomware hits Capitol Hill contractor [iophk: Windows TCO]

    A company that provides a user engagement platform for US politicians has suffered a ransomware attack, leaving many lawmakers unable to email their constituents for days.

  • Sensitive medical, financial data exposed in extortion of Massachusetts hospital [iophk: Windows TCO]

    A hospital in Massachusetts quietly paid off a ransomware gang after a February hack that exposed patients’ sensitive medical and financial data, the hospital said in a May 28 statement.

    Sturdy Memorial Hospital, a 126-bed facility in the city of Attleboro, said that the information exposed in the hacking incident may have included insurance claim numbers, medical history, treatment information, Social Security numbers, bank routing numbers and credit card numbers and security codes, among other data.

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    Ghost is a very popular open-source content management system. Started as an alternative to WordPress and it went on to become an alternative to Substack by focusing on membership and newsletter. The creators of Ghost offer managed Pro hosting but it may not fit everyone's budget. Alternatively, you can self-host it on your own cloud servers. On Linux handbook, we already have a guide on deploying Ghost with Docker in a reverse proxy setup. Instead of Ngnix reverse proxy, you can also use another software called Traefik with Docker. It is a popular open-source cloud-native application proxy, API Gateway, Edge-router, and more. I use Traefik to secure my websites using an SSL certificate obtained from Let's Encrypt. Once deployed, Traefik can automatically manage your certificates and their renewals. In this tutorial, I'll share the necessary steps for deploying a Ghost blog with Docker and Traefik.