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Kriminelle Hacker greifen die NZZ an: das Protokoll der Krise

Die NZZ wurde im vergangenen Frühjahr Opfer eines solchen Angriffs und hat sich dazu entschieden, die Hintergründe publik zu machen. Dass die meisten angegriffenen Unternehmen schweigen, spielt den Erpressern in die Hände. Ein Angriff gilt als Versagen. Dabei kann es jeden treffen. Die NZZ ist überzeugt, dass die Lehren aus dem eigenen Cyberangriff anderen Firmen helfen können, sich vor Ransomware-Banden zu schützen.

Charles Proteus Steinmetz, the Wizard of Schenectady | History| Smithsonian Magazine

… he asked for a ladder, climbed up the generator and made a chalk mark on its side. Then he told Ford’s skeptical engineers to remove a plate at the mark and replace sixteen windings from the field coil. They did, and the generator performed to perfection.

Henry Ford was thrilled until he got an invoice from General Electric in the amount of $10,000. Ford acknowledged Steinmetz’s success but balked at the figure. He asked for an itemized bill.

Steinmetz, Scott wrote, responded personally to Ford’s request with the following:

  • Making chalk mark on generator $1.
  • Knowing where to make mark $9,999.

Ford paid the bill.

With the rise of AI, web crawlers are suddenly controversial

For decades, robots.txt governed the behavior of web crawlers. But as unscrupulous AI companies seek out more and more data, the basic social contract of the web is falling apart.

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