Ransomware: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Objavljeno 15. avg. 2021
John Oliver discusses ransomware attacks, why they’re on the rise, and what can be done about them.

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  • I'm Canadian but I remember hearing about the massive Ransomware attack on Europe a few years ago.

  • Wasn't the chastity cage ransomware a joke by a SLflow comedian that was picked up by a few news outlets without verification?

  • Lol "thief" in russian doesnt really mean a theif, its a status symbol of being part of the cool guys.

  • you dont need a security specialist on site. you need a "spam" conscious staff and an average "filter" built into the network so crap doesnt make into staff inbox.

  • It's hilarious how casual that buttplug commercial was. Is the demand for people wanting to control a buttplug around the world that high? People are messed up

  • Remember to keep your files in multiple places, maybe on a separate drive unconnected to your computer mosy of the time if you can, back up your data as much as you can

  • Russian hackers pretending to be Ukrainian, Johny. Kinda slipped bad here agen.

  • ireland is a good case study for this. there was a massive attack on the HSE, which is our health care service (like the NHS). literally they put people’s medical history on the dark web so they were getting offers for surgeries they needed from all different countries

  • sorry left wing propagandist mr oliver. pretending to be for the people but pushing liberal vibing corporate directives... no thank you.

  • People the age of most victims seem to fucking forget just how many serial killers got their buddies just by walking in their unlocked front door. Or through a completely insecure 1st floor window. It doesn't surprise me they completely miss the concept of "lock yo shit". But it is very disappointing. LOCK YOUR DAMN FRONT DOOR BOOMERS

  • well it certainly dates that hack on the Russian grandmother what with 1 bitcoin she sent them only being $410 rather than the 60k it's worth these days.

  • Lmao Lewis Spears strikes again

  • Is that Tom Selleck narrating the AT&T ad?

  • Find someone to fix the subtitles! Why is the language set to Vietnamese this time?!

  • If you have a "Personal" folder on your computer, go buy a USB Flash Drive, you can find them as FedEx or any other store, and just copy it to one. There, you're backed up. Overwrite the drive every now and then.

  • Ransomware attacks ought to be classified as an act of terrorism

  • "Hey we need IT security! Naahhhh it's fine..." 10 years I have been trying to educate people and still they called me crazy! Well welcome to what's is going to be normal. Free tips, update, backup, backup your backups, and get a proper IT consultant!

  • Bruh, John's researchers didn't run into "solarwinds123," did they?

    • hey malware jake is on the episode

  • 15:10 As much as proponents like to bring up anonymity as a plus with cryptocurrencies, so far it mostly enables organized crime and dark money funneling to politicians. Like I don't think your average person will benefit here. Show me where this aspect is a benefit for our society because a politician being funded by dark money is a very, very bad thing for your average person.

  • Little does he know.... With an AT&T data plan and reception, you CAN send a fax on the beach.

  • It's funny he said there was no shortage of gas when here in Atlanta there was literally 1/13 stations in my area with gas available. The prices also jumped through the roof.

    • watchgirls18. com People who are enthusiastic about tech: "I have a smart fridge!" People who use/work tech: have a stash of scissors and hammers, just in case

  • recently got hit by ransomware virus ....i had to format the entire pc with the help of an IT guy ....had backed up all my current files on mail but still lost a lot of old works.....the funny part is they are giving away 50%off and will decrypt one of your files ....i mean do they rally need marketing stratergies

  • 9:56 is a false story fabricated by a comedian. He explains how he did it in this video: slflow.info/town/2HaAbol9xJ69m5A/video

  • I think Newt Gingrich was referring to if a state actor or those working for state actors attack our infrastructure it should be considered an act of war thus the killing would be justified. I mean I don't see how anyone can disagree with that? Imagine getting hacked all the time with our power plants, water plants, sewage plants, logistics for our food, transportation, smart vehicles, and so on.... I mean the list goes on and on. People have no idea what life would be like if these things stopped working for even a few days. We saw the panic when the east coast got ransomware'd now imagine that 50 fold across all sectors of our economy and healthcare and utilities. People would be very quick to change their attidtude about how to deal with this sorta thing if it really started happening.

  • This is all shocking, enlightening, and such, but I can't get over "reconize" from such a prominently positioned person.

  • Duh

  • OMG. 1) don't click on popups. 2) Don't use preview mail pane. 3) Don't bother with mail/links you don't recognize. 4) Don't do personal shit on a non-disposable platforms. "He logged onto a site and encrypted blah blah." Uh, of course he did. HE LOGGED IN, he could have changed every other word to Fugazzi on the 'web site.' Whatever that means. Sorry this sort of 'hacking' is just stupid tax. Oh and smart devices are pretty fucking stupid. Isolate them on your network. Don't know how? DON'T USE THEM. Dropoff on an established product line is the only thing that makes an industry rethink its shit. John, this was kinda a shit report. But thanks from all the IT guys, deskside support and concerned techy grandkids who have been simply treated like disposable annoyances for the last two decades. This is the result of 20+ years of executives making technical decisions on the golf course because Grace lacks some social skills and Barry wears strange ties and shorts to work.

  • John... GET a transcript up! Your video isn't captioned! 👎

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  • This is why I say stupid appliances only. XD I want my refrigerator to be a himbo from 1968: pretty, built like a tank, and dumb as hell.

  • why does this video appear as an upload from gus jhonson

  • what about internet 2.0? ban corporates and advertising can use that for gov services, banking on a restrictive level of security (working on something other than ip's etc) maybe with OS companies some way to partition hard drives like having 2 operating systems etc im not techie but im sure its probs possible. it wont be fail safe but at least data breaches can be minimised. then if u want log back into the battle ground

  • He said barrier to entry after the anal plug. Yeah!

  • Lol, I recently was ransomware attacked. I was lucky most of the files were backed up. It's real guys.

  • The hacked chastity belt was a false story.

  • Wow, it's like you guys completely forgot about wannacry which took down the NHS for a few days in 2017...

  • you know.. I keep hearing 2FA as the solution (bordering on panacea) for these problems, I wonder, has there been any good research or stats showing it has any real positive impact? They increase complexity, with more moving parts and vectors for attack, but do they even really address the types of hacks that happen in the real world? I know they are all the rage right now, but I wonder how much of that is hype and anxiety.

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    • watchgirls18. com John overlooked the fact that the attack on Colonial didn’t target the pipeline control and safety systems, it attacked their billing system. They could have continued to deliver oil/gas but opted not to because they didn’t want to lose revenue.

  • :31 THATS A FREAKING WIRELESS TABLET IN 1993! WHAT?!?!?!

  • Wait wait wait. The chastity cage one was fake. I thought he knew this

  • Please Do A Piece on Michael Jackson Hi, I’m writing to you because Last Week Tonight as opposed to other such shows actually cares about issues rather than chasing the headlines. It has been 11 years since Michael Jackson passed away yet to this day what the common consensus is that he is a taboo subject for many. I recall you guys once did a piece on Public Shaming. Michael Jackson was a genius, an abused child. He was strange. He was one of the few major stars from the 80s who came out of the 80s without a heroine addiction. He in his own way did many, Many strange things, but so do most other superstars. And more than others he actually cared. About children, about the earth. About the issues we are discussing to this day. While Icons like Freddie Mercury, Elvis Pressley, Prince, Beetles and many more are known for their good works, Michael is known for the something which he has repeatedly been acquitted for. It’s the truth that anyone looking for will find instantly but due to the “where there is smoke there is a fire” narrative, even 11 years after his death, the new media treats him like a criminal. All his trial pages are open for the public to read. He WAS weird. Making a ranch called neverland, hanging out with children. Trusting people he shouldn’t. But I urge you please cover him, hear beyond the noise like you guys often do. The most successful African American Artist of all time was a humble man child, who respected women, loved children and cared about our environment. He was not a heroine junkie, a private man who did not share his disease even all the way back in 1993 even though he was accused of wanting to become a “White Man”. He was eccentric. Hanging out with animals and caring about them. theobjectivestandard.com/2020/02/justice-for-michael-jackson/ This article covers multiple sources, some of which I had read previously. Michael Jackson was a multi talented millionaire pop star, who was not an alcoholic, was a caring father, a filial son, Treated women with respect, cared about the planet and it’s beings. The press that constantly kept DASHING him, had found a way to subvert their guilt. All those years of calling him a “Jacko”, “monkey” and many more hurtful things was justified if he was a paedophile. They NEEDED him to be guilty. Such a man cannot exist in Hollywood. Such public shaming had allowed and to this day allows Michael to be a victim to all this slander. Please do a piece, if not one that exonerates him then one that once and for all cements the fact the Michael Jackson, the greatest pop star, the first African American Idol was a paedophile. Not through unknown sources or flimsy headlines but through concrete proof. A news echoing in a closed chamber will not reach anyone, most fans who what to know the truth know it, other people will read the headlines but not the explanations. It’s about time the general public knows. Please do a piece on Michael, the blatant mistreatment by the media, The systematic racism he faced during his trials. Please don’t let the first African American Singer be remembered for the things he did not do, He was weird, weird enough to annoy Freddie Mercury with Bubbles feedbacks, weird enough to let kids crack raw eggs over Michael Jackson, Weird enough to play water balloons with children. But he was not a paedophile and the world needs to acknowledge that. He was in no way a “Perfect Human” but he tried his best to live right and we should not punish him for doing that. On this year please exonerate this Black man, the Justice System has done it two decades ago, it’s about time everyone else does. Please do a piece on Michael Jackson. #spreadtheawareness #justiceformichael #hedeservedbetter

  • I wouldn't be surprised if there has suddenly been a rise in ransomware attacks on sex toys in the last couple of months. Thanks for that, John -_-

  • Just another reason to learn russian. If you speak russian you can contact customer support. They will reverse it for free

  • Solution to the chastity cases/butt plugs: don’t do that??????? Why would you even want that????? Wtf

  • "think of it like chips at the casino, grandma" - me, getting that $500

  • Backup data on an external drive that isn't constantly connected to your network. If this happens, you can replace your internal storage device or worse case your motherboard. Neither are a big deal.Problem solved. Of course, this only works for your average user and your average user is probably clicking on sh*t they shouldn't click on as opposed to being directly targeted like a streaming service or administrative system like hospitals. Sounds like granny may have been on some porn or gore sites.

  • So that plug wasn't a joke they made, damn.

  • I forgot about this vide and now i'm just shocked at my privileged position. I am working tech support, mostly working remote and after my last car turned 16 it was on it's last legs I got a Prius model C, cause I found one at the right time. I frequently go a month or more between getting gas.

  • 9:58 you can see the research john oliver's team does here that they literally use a fake article without diving just a little deeper into it, the state of journalism.

  • If we as a government are going to spend the money anyway, offer it as bounties on the heads of the hackers payable in bitcoin. In a place like Russia that will make those hacker scumbags an endangered species real quick.

  • 10/10

  • WTF was that key master thing? I mean WT Actual F.

  • Please release my medical records so that I will stop getting screwed by the disability courts

  • Whom exactly are you trying to convince that ransomware is bad? People who create ransomware know it's bad. Please don't tell me you're running out of topics to rant about. Everyone can look forward to your next special: Murder: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

  • Seriously though, who thought that connecting sex toys to the internet was a good idea? More and more the 2020s dystopia is telling us that not everything needs to be connected to the internet, or "smart".

  • The hacked cock-cage story is fake

  • I'm unsubbing for the big snake hate, leave them alone John

  • shocker all the idiots interviewed at the gas pumps were too old to understand the internet.

  • As a rule in IT... Operating System should always be separated from data and data should always be backed up in separate place away from internet connectivity. And if anything happens to either then a simple restore of either would render this null. So if you cant do that then you deserve everything you get! And as a rule dont use Windows use Linux!

  • I think I actually really prefer this show without the often annoying studio audience.

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  • its ideal if you want to work from home! go do ransomware!

  • Loved it! John just missed the biggest "culprit": Centralized databases creating "single points of failure" - all the other suggestion are a no-brainer.

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  • So where can I get one of those body sized tubs. You know, not for bodies or anything, I'm.... making.. a cake. Yes. I need a body sized tub for baking. A cake, like I said.

  • I actually had to take a quick mental break after that butt plug ad... not gonna kink shame, but what the fuck....

  • I know these type of attacks aren't necessarily always targeted (in other words, many times it's just random) but you have to wonder at the kind of idiot who'd go after an actual Russian grandmother. That just seems like a really silly way to potentially get yourself, completely by coincidence of course, kidnapped and beaten to death.

  • So after decades of the internet being around, people are still stupid enough to fall for these basic scams. It seems like the issue isn't with the internet.

  • So, the take away message is encryption in your system may have a big upfront fee to install, but if your system without encryption gets hacked, what are those costs in the long run? So, John, to be above board, every transaction must be scrutinized and attached (taxed), or it's illicit? But Amazon, Apple, et c. pay zero tax (often collecting a cash rebate for zero taxes paid). And poor worker stiffs get a job only to cover those tax expectation the gov't imposes on that particular firm, not because any worker brings value (other than absorbing the employer's tax burden). That theft thu labor is not indictable, yet it is criminal to it's core. So, this is intro to an alternative payment scenario, where prying eyes and external actors can't thwart or extort any transaction. We used to be free, unsurveiled. This is a partial return to that state of economic affairs.

  • What do you mean "gas" ? 🤔do Americans know what a "gas" is? Do they not know that the liquid that comes out of the pipe into their vehicles??? 🤔 is stupid a way of life?

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  • Here's a truly radical suggestion: make software companies like Microsoft liable for security vulnerabilities in their software.

  • Yet another corporate shill hit piece equating the fundamental human need for privacy with criminality. Before crypto the USD had the monopoly on criminal payments, and it still does.

  • Thomas screaming "Fuck you,,! How simple and genial, im dead laughing

  • 1. If it was a Russian grandma I'd make that bet! *insert comically out of date Russian hacking of the election joke* /s 2. This people must be democrats or we would have Hillary's emails by now. /s 3. Place your bets now at 11:00 minutes, will John and his wife hack AT&T at the end of the episode? He already did a kink joke so there'll be no Adam Driver, is either Wanda Jo or Cloney... 4. *insert fourth joke probably about sleepy Joe and that butt plug* *make it /s*

  • If theyre ransoming my data lol they should pay me I might take it back idk

  • I heard there was a $1M hit out on those hackers... They broke the cardinal rule of: *DON'T HACK RUSSIAN GRANDMAS*

  • I love John's jabs at AT&T. They're starting to become his trademark.

    • I'm downright shocked that John didn't work a Tom Selleck joke in it.

  • price fluctuation according to demand and supply is always the right thing to do. When prices go higher, it encourages people to solve the issue faster by increasing production and/or reducing demand. These stupid ass videos will ofcourse convince an avg american of otherwise. It's true that great economies create weak men, and this is a classic example. I wish it was like that in my country (india) as well. Im sick of the govt poking their noses in every goddamn thing in my country, only leading to more shortages and corruption. Thankfully India is not as bad as it used to be before the 90s when it was friends with USSR.

  • Oliver is awesome! Almost always on point. Love it. :)

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  • State sponsored bad comedy

  • Most of this Rasomware are hidden on a typical email from known companies. One crítical upgraded on this problem is the update file latest procedure from a know company. Indicate the level of this simple encrytion tools Converted on a criminal tool to fool everybody with little knowledge of security

  • can you please do a segment on the stock market and how market makers, hedge funds and dark pools are ripping the retail traders off? I feel it would be really informative and a highly rated episode if you did.

  • 1:56 First the toilet paper, now the petrol. Did people bring gas cans for hoarding purposes? So embarrassing to watch Americans behaving like this.

  • The elfin dad alternately yell because fireman coherently roll before a abundant defense. rambunctious, left plasterboard

  • why auto sub-title are in Vietnamese....

  • Blaming cryptocurrencies for this mess is really not a good idea. because if you blame them for being secure and private, then why not blame the cryptography? why not blame SSL and TLS? why not blaming secure chat saying stupid things like "what do you have to hide?" ? and you (and the government hidden behind you) can go on and on and on. And one day, why do you need privacy at all? what do you have to hide from us?!

  • Bruh Death sentence for hackers? That went from fifty to ludicrous at breakneck speeds

  • When Irelands healthcare system was held ransom and everyone's details were stolen this entire country was in support of a death sentence.

  • the old couple at 20:50 have 593BTC and paying a 290BTC ransom GOD DAMN

  • I work for a company that specializes in backup software. I can honestly say some of the Hospitals I've dealt with over the years are cartoonishly bad when it comes to security. The appliances they have of ours? Some have not changed the default password. The remote console (IPMI) ditto. Password was still set to P@ssw0rd. And this isn't 1 in 50 or even 1 in 30. I would say more like 1 in 10 are like this. The simple fact is the mentality about IT is today for companies as it was in '98. Its an expenditure that doesn't deal with our core business so lets put the least amount of money and effort into it. That is what is biting these companies in the ass.

  • that butt plug animation opening like a claw is fucking terrifying! what kind of monster would do that?

    • “that product can give the internet control of your anus, which doesn’t seem great.” that is the single best understatement i’ve ever heard.

  • I missed John roasting the business daddy

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  • Russian hackers are protected by their government because in many cases they receive funding to do cyber espionage. Russian hacking groups were responsible for the NotPetya attack on Ukraine.

  • Do a story on how legitimate companies like the NSO group sell state of the art spyware to autocratic governments like Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Or how ex-NSA agents are getting rich selling zero day exploits on the grey market. Ransomware is the tip of the iceberg.

  • Ransomware is a weapon of mass destruction, and it’s available to millions of people. We need awareness like this to be spread.

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