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The Attribution Question: Does It Matter Who Attacked You?
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MarionGirault
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MarionGirault,
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7/7/2016 | 8:09:14 AM
Re: The "Who" and the "How"
Ah yes i think to
LegerMuller
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LegerMuller,
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7/6/2016 | 9:18:14 AM
Re: The "Who" and the "How"
Oh interresting
nathanwburke
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nathanwburke,
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6/30/2016 | 2:22:06 PM
The "Who" and the "How"
I really liked this article, as it makes you wonder about the "who" rather than the "how".

First, asking "does it even matter?" really means that we've conceded the battle. We're saying that it doesn't matter who attacked you because they'll never be found, operate in a consequence-free environment, and even if you knew who was beind the attack generally, nothing will come of it. 

Second, it begs the question: are the attackers really interchangeable as long as the methods work? Like 401 scammers, craigslist ripoff artists, and drug dealers, it seems that busting one criminal just means someone else will take their place. 

You're right in that it's an emotional reaction. There's someone out there that has made the decision to attack and hold data for ransom, and that person should be punished. However, the fact that there's money to be made that is virtually risk-free means there will always be someone willing to do it. 


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