"Massive Disturbances" In German Rail System Due To Ransomware Attack

Tyler Durden's picture

Germany's WAZ reports massive disturbances in local and long-distance rail traffic on Friday evening due to what appears to be the same ransomware attack that is spreading across the globe.

Numerous social media accounts are showing the following images...

More details to follow...

Local reports say that the situation in Germany is getting chaotic.

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markovchainey's picture

Porntube traffic down 60%

AltRight Girl's picture

Sweden on the other hand, is so backwards now that couldn't be affected

The End of Sweden as We Know It

No goats were harmed

peddling-fiction's picture

The chungo incident cooled you down a bit.

knukles's picture

Don't worry, everything with AI'll be just fine.

peddling-fiction's picture

Cannot wait for "smart" phone digital payment as my only option.

Implied Violins's picture

...especially when it asks for actual fingers.

knukles's picture

Break out the old short waves boys!

espirit's picture

 

Smartphones next?

 

Implied Violins's picture

That's funny - I *just* bought a Tecsun radio! Gonna load up on AA's at the store on the way home...

peddling-fiction's picture

Make sure the speaker is old and cannot reproduce infra nor ultrasound.

Stereo is a no-no, especially with headphones.

Mr 9x19's picture

i am very disapointed.

in movies we used to see very advanced AI  choosing to bypass, confront, kill humans to save the planet. 

i can't accept a simple ransomware can put the world on its knees.

it is so humiliating.

Implied Violins's picture

Usury? No. Volume? Yeah baby!!

AldousHuxley's picture

Governments install Microsoft not because of technical superiority, but because of politics and kickbacks.

 

Microsoft stock is higher than 1999, BTW.

HowdyDoody's picture

Looks like the banksters have found a new profit center.

wildbad's picture

BTW , those are all in the former East Germany.

I do Linux. I make backups.

You should too.

A Nanny Moose's picture

Linux is great...unless you want to communicate with the rest of the fucking planet.

Open Orifice? Are you fucking shitting me?

Wake me up at the end of intellectual property law.

847328_3527's picture

That there new-fangled digital currnecy thingy should be loads 'o fun!

gunzeon's picture

don't hold your breath; bitcoin as an example was built by people who were not on the corporate payroll and so for whatever reasons, it is written, reviewed. properly tested and proved bullet proof. Not like the shabby spaghetti the Microsoft's half baked workforce churns out.

Badsamm's picture

It worked fine for me today.

Canary Paint's picture

Porntube traffic? It is much worse than that. This is Germany we're talking about. Some stuff is not going to be on time!

Sanity Bear's picture

I'd trust Porntube to be safer than your average small business Wordpress site, tbh

thetruthhurts's picture

I see CIA has found another way to self fund.

Does that mean they no longer need Afganistan to grow the poppies for them?

Zarbo's picture

Why in the F are these systems connected to the Internet? 

knukles's picture

Hah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Semi-employed White Guy's picture

So that German rail workers can surf poop porn.

Implied Violins's picture

That's a clown question, bro.

silverer's picture

So you can watch them on your tablet. Exciting, eh?

847328_3527's picture

So they watch live-streaming rapefugees walking across the border into their nation.

Budnacho's picture

Anyone who doesn't think bitcoin will be illegal soon is a fool...this is precisely the way to tie it to terrorists...

knukles's picture

Ding ding ding ding
We have a winner!

AldousHuxley's picture

Illegality didn't stop millions of "undocumented" people from working and living in America.

 

Can't stop market forces forever....

 

A Nanny Moose's picture

Zing! Of course illegals aren't directly monetized like oil, silver, or gold. There is a difference...however subtle.

Reverend.Pajama.Pants's picture

It's almost like the presence of millions of workers with no rights was intentional public policy...

There's no market without the state.

 

wulf's picture

Get the fuck real.

Such baseless accusations make you buttcoiners look like lunatic conspiracy theorists in the eyes of the general public.

Occam's Razor applies here. The sole motivation is likely money.

peddling-fiction's picture

The Kool-Aid is strong in this draco.

wulf's picture

Believe me, if the goverment agencies wanted to fuck buttcoin, they would have done already either by flooding the network or using 51% attacks, and you buttcoiners wouldn't even know who fucked your butts. Don't you know that buttcoin currently supports only 4 transactions per second and relies solely on computer power to ensure transaction authenticity?

Bitcoin is nothing to them.... yet.

peddling-fiction's picture

Bitcoin is being used first and foremost by their agents, who in my experience are nothing but evil thieves, vandals and thugs.

They use it for sting operations and they are tagging lots of wannabe crooks.

When the time is right, they will squeeze you and you will be theirs.

Bitcoin by itself is a good implementation, but you have to access it somehow.

That is where the 5 eyes are looking and storing transactions and key logs.

Few are able to avoid falling in this trap.

giovanni_f's picture

Correct assessment. All cryptocurrencies - just like anything Internet - can be disrupted by a concerted government effort with methods ranging from sohphisticated to brute-force. There are numerous attack points, technical, psychological, legal. At some point, governemnts will try to make using TOR (which is too comlicated anyway for most users) even more cumbersome/illegal by making the provision TOR nodes a legal offense, e.g. or by forbidding to download TOR client software. In the name of the fight against terrorism they could make t mandatory that every person has a fixed IP-Address so it can be easily tracked or blocked (or abused). There are hundreds of measurs to make the internet - and anything that depends on it - worthless. If nothing helps, a internet kill switch will make your apps report "can't find server" - and many snowflakes cry in desperation.

Privacy will stll be possible but only for some Nerds who spend all their time on it and of course the gestapos of this world like NSA, FBI, Mossad.

Xibalba's picture

Gubmints can't even stop a torrent website. I mean, they could....be then they'd have to stop being inept and all.  Unlikely bro. 

A Nanny Moose's picture

Gummint is looking to monetize Hybrid vehicles because they are perceived to create less plant food.

You think they wouild overlook BTC now? Horseshit.

silverer's picture

It will only be illegal if it costs the government revenue. Oh, wait...

tmosley's picture

And you care about it being illegal because...?

Illegal things go up in value. Bitcoin is the most mobile asset on the planet. Put two and two together.

SoDamnMad's picture

Try to explain this to Maxine Waters.   Ha ha haha ha ha

Indiana1's picture

Are those real screenshots ?  Seems dubious that the schedule would still be up and the ransomware on the same screen.

peddling-fiction's picture

Not dubious at all. A windows screen is shared on many monitors. It is the way its done usually.

Indiana1's picture

Yeah, but if computer data were hit, my software wouldn't be working to show the specific screens,..... KWIM?  The schedule is only part of the program.