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  • 02/04 08:59:07 Lavonia: By siding with Zurich, they say it's "a hostile or warlike action in time of peace or war"
  • 02/04 08:59:35 Delana: Yeah there are a lot of dominos to fall though if they do say that.
  • 02/04 09:00:30 Delana: They other thing though that is even bigger than just this. Insurance companies could say any attack like this was cyberwar
  • 02/04 09:00:52 Delana: Because most of these bugs are built by government agencies that then go further than their intended target
  • 02/04 09:02:11 Lavonia: I can only think of two in recent history: NotPetya and Stuxnet
  • 02/04 09:02:39 Lavonia: You can't classify Cryptowall or whatever as an act of war by any stretch
  • 02/04 09:05:41 Delana: Do traditional defense treaties still have to be followed if this was an “act of war”?
  • 02/04 09:07:50 Lavonia: The US didn't do anything when Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • 02/04 09:10:20 Delana: I believe that’s because they said it wasn’t an act of war
  • 02/04 09:10:34 Delana: That’s the problem here
  • 02/04 09:10:49 Delana: Whats the test case for Zurich claiming its an act of war?
  • 02/04 09:19:24 Lavonia: Not sure there is one? This is unprecedented as far as I know
  • 02/12 12:13:26 Lavonia: ugh, the rustafarians were right the whole time: https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-70-perc...
  • 02/14 09:22:58 Lavonia: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/... point_up I would absolutely fall victim to this. There are never enough USB cables around here
  • 02/14 09:25:13 Flavia: wow, that's a really obvious idea, now that it is presented to me....or even just a normal looking keyboard that is waiting for remote commands
  • *Usernames have been changed to protect the innocent.
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