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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
5/2/2018 2:39:04 AM
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Re: Potential Motive?
What is the gain for the attacker?

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TaimoorZubair
TaimoorZubair
4/30/2018 8:06:39 PM
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Re: Potential Motive?
"someone should conduct a study to find out why educational institutions in the US are common places of terror, massive killings, and cyberattacks now it seems. It doesn't make any sense to me to attack schools, students, and teachers in any way."

@Susan: It doesn't make much sense but educational institutes have lately been a prime target and that makes it very easy to get attention in case of an incident. One of the main aim of the attackers is to spread panic and create an emergency situation where the news is spread like wildfire. Given how the media is sensitive about attacks on institutes, any incident at an institute gets a lot of attention and coverage. I think this makes them useful targets.

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
4/30/2018 2:31:16 AM
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Re: Potential Motive
Taimoor - Following your other thought about cyberattacks in organisations, why do you think educational instututions could be an attractive target?

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
4/30/2018 2:22:20 AM
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Re: Potential Motive?
“... and appears to have found a home in higher education organizations, including schools and universities” > It seems like educational institutions have turned into very dangerous places. “ ... it's been running in 11 different countries, with most found implants in the US.“ > someone should conduct a study to find out why educational institutions in the US are common places of terror, massive killings, and cyberattacks now it seems. It doesn’t make any sense to me to attack schools, students, and teachers in any way.

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TaimoorZubair
TaimoorZubair
4/29/2018 12:55:58 PM
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Potential Motive
What may be the potential motive behind this attack? Given the recent series of events where North Korea has recently started to open its doors to the world and is looking for peace, this attack seems to be going against that. I do understand the animosity between the North Koreans and the US, but lately that seems to have been changing.

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