Hospital Hacker From Russia, Pretending To Be Arab

from the follow-the-trail dept

Investigators tracing back a hack attack on a small, rural Nevada hospital have apparently determined that the hack originated in Russia, though, the hackers came via the servers of Al-Jazeera, apparently to make it appears as though they were coming from an Arab country. As the IT guy at the hospital said: “Here’s tiny Ely, [Nevada,] a place where people leave doors unlocked, and we get hacked by the Russian Mafia, who are pretending to be Arab terrorists, because they are the people to blame this week.” I wonder just how many online scams and hacks right now are trying to “take advantage” of the current war.

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