Another Local Municipality Makes Ransomware Payment

I’m sure the taxpayers are just fine with the $130K payment. La Porte County Pays $130,000 Ransom To Ryuk Ransomware.

Another public administration in the U.S. surrenders cybercriminal demands as La Porte County, Indiana, pays $130,000 to recover data on computer systems impacted by ransomware.

The attack occurred on Saturday, July 6 and was spotted before it propagated to all the computer on the network. The IT department reacted was able to confine it to less than 7% of the laptops.

Actually insurance covered 100K leaving the $30,000 to be picked up by taxpayers. Though if it was only laptops, then the question is, “What was on those laptops, why wasn’t anything critical on servers and backed-up?”

The other question is, “How long is insurance going to continue to pay out on this kind of things?”


He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He thought having a gun made him the most dangerous person in the confrontation. Terre Haute cab driver shoots 17-year-old accused in armed robbery attempt, does not currently face charges.

That wins the award for the least clearly written headline I’ve seen this year. The 17-year-old is accused of armed robbery. The cab driver does not face charges.

According to the Terre Haute Police Department, a cab driver from First Choice Cab picked up Young in downtown Terre Haute and drove him to Greenwood Manor to drop him off.

That is when Young allegedly pulled a gun on the driver and tried to rob him.

Police say the cab driver pulled out a gun and shot Young.

The guy who got shot was picked up by the cops and taken to a local hospital, where he is expected to be OK.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Indiana it is your legal right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

A Domestic-violence Death All The Usual Suspects Will Ignore

Because while they don’t like domestic violence, they hate and despise self-defense. Woman Claims Self Defense In Shooting Death Of Dustin Abel.

Ex-husband acting in typical stalker-fashion was around in the morning. She called police in the morning, saying that she was afraid of him, but there was nothing the police could do. Then he returned later in the morning.

Police say Abel died from a single gunshot wound to the head as he rushed through the door of the home just before 10:30 a.m.

No charges have been filed, but the case is still being investigated.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Indiana, it is also your legal right.

Domestic-violence and Self-defense

This is how guns can help victims. Woman shoots man in self defense.

Upon arrival, officers learned of a verbal domestic dispute which escalated to a physical altercation. According to police, during the fight, a man pointed a handgun at a woman. Then, she used her own firearm to shoot him because she said she feared for her life. The woman stayed at the home while the male got a ride to IU Health Methodist Hospital suffering from at least one gun shot wound.

Without the means of self-defense – namely, firearms – the small would be at the mercy of the large, the weak at the mercy of the strong, … That list can be quite long.

Self-defense is a human-right, and the cops are investigating this as self-defense.

Darwin Award Winner of the Week

The beautiful thing is the safe was empty when he was trying to steal it. Indiana Man Finds Burglar Crushed by 900-Pound Safe in His Home.

The homeowner was checking his property—located about 70 miles north of Indianapolis—to determine what had been stolen after the robbery and was “cleaning the clutter in his garage.” That’s when Hollingsworth discovered his safe—which was suspended by a floor jack—had been knocked over.

“Upon further inspection Mr. Hollingsworth found a body lying underneath the safe,” the police said.

Karma is a bitch.

Concealed Carry Empowers a Woman to Defend Herself from Attacker

JusticeOh, and self-defense is legal in Indianapolis. Downtown fatal shooting will not lead to criminal charges.

“Immediately prior to the shooting, the driver asked Mr. Sullivan multiple times to exit her vehicle,” said Michael Leffler, spokesman for the prosecutor’s office. “Mr. Sullivan instigated a physical altercation in an attempt to take the driver’s handgun from where she had it secured on her person.”

One shot and he died in the vehicle.

The only really surprising thing is how quickly the DA made the determination. The shooting was in January of this year. It can take some jurisdictions close to a year to make this determination.

The shooting is one of four fatal self-defense shootings in Indianapolis this year. Two occurred during apparent home invasions; the other happened during an alleged armed robbery of a pawn shop.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.