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Strange hostage situation in Denmark right now

In business culture on July 1, 2015 at 05:34

A hostage has been taken inside the headquater of the National Board of Industrial Injuries in Denmark.

The police has surrounded the facility and has started to talk with the hostage takers.

The problem is that the hostage takers are not inside the building together with the hostage. Alle the employees has been asked to take days off and don’t answer the phones. The hostage is their mainframe and it has been taken hostage by hackers located somewhere outside Denmark when they managed to install ransomware on the system.

The negotiations are slow. Rumors speak of that the police managed to get the hostage takers print several reports to show good will.

Maybe the negotiations will take a year or two. A huge part of our policeforce will be tied up surrounding the building. But in the long run the system will be given back. What impact does it have on our society?

Not much. If you get an injury in Denmark they will on average use 10 to 15 years to deal with your case. What are you going to live of while they deal with your case? Help from your family!

The system was not designed to help people. It was designed for combat unemployment among case workers.

I fear for the security of our public IT-systems.

Not very far ago CSC was hacked without anyone noticing it. As result everyone could access our databases for drivers licenses making identity theft of every Dane possible. IT-experts outside Denmark discovered it and alarmed our police after several months.

Months before CSC fired expensive IT-experts from Denmark and imported cheap labor from India. The security level were lowered to adjust it to the qualifications of the new employees creating the possibility of a massive security breach.

And now this hostage situation.

Life is hard for us Danes.

Arbejdsskadestyrelsen lammet: Hackere har låst it-systemerne og kræver løsepenge (Computerworld)

FIFA was the first step. Now a bright new future could await Europe

In International justice on June 3, 2015 at 04:53

Sepp Blatter – while being an European he was a spokesman for the third world living after the basis principles politicians in the third world arbeit by.

He was a threat for the sport which could make the lives for us fans unspeakable hard. No boat refugee passing the Mediterranean could claim that they had it hard or was suffering when you compare their holiday experiences in the ocean with being forced to stay up all night because the FIFA management or IOC management have decided to place major events in time zones where the activities are done during the night.

So a new management for FIFA could bring better conditions for us fans. But why stop there. IOC has been investigated in the past and FBI did only scratch the surface. There are still many aspects by IOC which could be investigated and changed.

Then of course we can speak of the life outside sport. Why outsource? Why invite workers without qualifications and security clearance to do work they have no idea of like CSC did in Denmark which resulted in a major security breech so vital data could be used or abused by criminals all over the world? Why allow people in other countries to rule their country themselves if we have proven in the past that we could do better.

Take a country like Congo. The Belgians did a good job running the country for almost 100 years before they left the country in charge of local people preparing them for long time to do their job. It went terrible wrong and now we are speaking of a kind of non-country ruled by whoever has the most weapons. In the years between the two great wars the world outside Europe was a better place where people could travel peacefully almost all over the world.

We could bring peace to the world if people in other parts of the world accepted that they had their limits and left the control to us. I have a small hope for the future of the world now where FBI have shown what a political motivated investigation can bring of good things for an entire sport.

In the next century our culture will be gone

In culture on December 18, 2014 at 06:37

I just learned that the coming movie “The Interview” was canceled until further notice.

In this pre-war period before World War III it is kind of worrying.

Like the case with Anschluss it is just a sign of what is coming to us. Last month we learned that the United States is no longer the strongest economy in the world.

United States also learned that they no longer have the capacity to fight two wars at the same time. They made a mess out of Iraq. They made a mess out of Afghanistan; All this because they did not finish the job in Afghanistan before they moved on to Iraq.

Now entire western world has lost it first cyberwar. In Denmark we are especially worried because our government has outsourced the operations of the most sensitive databases in our system to private firms. Our entire database with driver’s licenses had been hacked for 6 months open for everybody in the world. The only people who didn’t know that inside the computer business industry were of course the state of Denmark and the private firm – CSC – who ran those databases. A police officer in Sweden was so friendly to call the Danish police. Otherwise this security breach would have been in existence today.

Sony was hacked because they are a private firm without the massive resources governments have. They think in profit. They hire the cheapest computer guys to do the job. They properly even outsourced some of their US operations to third world countries as it is so modern today. The support people are properly working in India for a cup of rice. They are afraid of arguing with their boss so vital failures in the system are not reported to the programmers.

It was the same with CSC in Denmark. They had the best people in the world when it was run by the state. Of course it was expensive. Then it was outsourced. The firm wanted cheaper people and kicked the old employees out or forced them to work for basically what a worker in a local supermarket can bring home. Because people left in a hurry they brought unskilled people from India in who might have the exams enabling them to call themselves experts but cheating at exams is national sport in India, so had their background been checked they would properly drive taxies in Denmark instead just as many immigrants with universities degrees from abroad do in Denmark.

The cyberwar front has been lost. We will never be able to kick back before the states move in and order hosting centers to be placed in every country so no vital data for a company or the state will be placed abroad. Secondary data systems housing public information should be nationalized. A failure in Microsoft Azure in one country should not result in people working in another country to be offline. We need taxing on work over state borders using remote desktop services. In general we need to reduce international data traffic to be limited to blog work, emails and web-purchases.

The last one is Denmark working on already. I used to buy books in England. Then I tried to order a book the last time I got a reply that the book store owner would not sell to Denmark anymore. He had been selling too much to Denmark and as result the Danish IRS had ordered him to do a lot of paperwork. So much in fact that it could be a business with profit anymore and as result he redrew from the market leaving me without the possibility to buy some of the books I love.

We also need to look at the problem with entire generations of debts being handled by countries like China. All American children growing up today will start their productive life paying the debts of at least 3 generations of to China. The amount the U.S. Citizens owe abroad is massive. What if the day comes where they citizens cannot pay their debts? The Chinese people cannot drive in and kick people out of their houses.

The Obama administration and the next 5 administrations need to focus on debt reduction. I won’t start an export company selling to the States tomorrow because I don’t believe that I would get my money. The answer to the debt problem is very easy. Move jobs back from the slave factories in Mexico the LA Times speak off and the similar plants in China. Goods might be more expensive but it is better to finance the higher prices with money earned on work than money paid to you from welfare.

Secondly keep the banks in tight control. Look at how much the employees and managers earn. The money in the banks belongs to ordinary citizens who have put their money in the banks. No bonuses for money wasted or crazy high salaries should be given.

Last but not least. Fight globalization. Shut the rest of the world off mentally. Move together in the local communities and start “hygge” among each other. Share a beer with your teen. Learn to know them and their friends. Work local projects and protect your neighborhood. Worship local nursed vegetables and establish community gardens so you as a community have something to be together about.

The third World War is coming. It will be fought with new types of weapons you don’t think would kill. When Denmark started the Cartoon War we didn’t know that drawings could kill but 200 people has died in this war so far. If all private emails become public I guess a lot of families and relationships – even companies will be destroyed and suicides will be the result and become just as deadly as carpet bombing.

I am deeply worried.

Verdict in the CSC hacker case expected today

In business culture on October 30, 2014 at 05:43

The court will rule in the CSC hacker case.

A number of persons are charged with getting illegal access to central Danish databases hosted by CSC.

CSC had been through a conflict where qualified Danish workers were laid off. As replacement they got cheap workers from India, who weren’t educated to manage the rather complex IT-systems.

As result every hacker in world can unlimited access to databases covering driver’s licenses and social security numbers.

Identity thefts were easy and a lot of so-called Danes seem to fight for ISIS and other terrorist organizations in the Middle East. We can however not be sure if they ever had anything with Denmark to do. Maybe they have just stolen Danish identities. Some of my co-workers fear that they will have to use a lot of time proving that they are who they claim to be when they travel to England or Germany as result of this security breach.

Thank you very much – you so-called India IT-specialists.

Thank you for making it more difficult to work on the export market.

The day Denmark had no more secrets to guard

In International justice on November 28, 2013 at 19:42

A couple of years ago the firm CSC which had purchased the right to store vital information for the nation of Denmark decided that they wanted to save some money by cutting salaries among the specialists they had hired to run their business.

So they fired a lot of expensive experts which they had purchased together with the firm from our government. Instead they imported poorly trained people from India to run the business.

The result was that our data was not secure. Any ordinary hacker could strike against us. A man from Sweden did that and vital data was open for everyone in the world to read for nearly 5 months before CSC got an email from abroad telling them that the security was breached.

Now the man from Sweden has been extradited to Denmark. They call him a “super-hacker”.

I find that wrong because our data was put in danger by poorly trained employees. CSC took the access cards from specialists and gave it to temporary employees who had not even been investigated and cleared for such work by the police.

He is not a super-hacker. He is still a criminal if he did commit the crime (He has not been convicted yet and in Denmark you are innocent unless you are proven guilty unless you are poor and those you charge you are the social services. I guess that there would be plenty of defense lawyers who are willing to step in and defend him so they can market their firm).

Less us tell the truth to the world. We left the door open and by chance he took the opportunity. Convict him if he is guilty but please do not make him some kind of genius. We allowed the crime to happen. The government should quit and take responsibility for putting our identities at risk.


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