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    ARRL Hit by Cyber Attack -- LoTW Down

    The LoTW site has been down for over a week since the ARRL was hit by a cyber attack last week.

    https://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-syste...ice-disruption

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    LoTW? Never touch the stuff.
    "Don't put it on the plate if you can't eat it!"

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    Yeah. Understandably, there hasn't been a lot of transparency about this, and so gossip is filling the information vacuum.
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    Logbook, you say?

    ...opens desk drawer, looks at Drake, Radio Shack and ARRL spiral bound logbooks...

    Yep; still safe and secure.

    WRT "hacks":

    In terms of system security, you get what you pay for.
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    Topic came up during the monthly club breakfast this AM.

    Word is that it’s a ransomware attack, but on the ARRL’s ISP(s), not the League itself.

    Regardless, the silence is deafening. And N2RJ is looking more and more prescient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8YX View Post
    Logbook, you say?
    Despite its name, the LoTW was never intended to be a logbook. It's a way to confirm contacts. Since you have to upload contact info to LoTW, you already have the log info stored locally. Anyone who uses LoTW as their only way to keep contact info (and assuming they value that information) is stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W6UV View Post
    Anyone who uses LoTW as their only way to keep contact info (and assuming they value that information) is stupid.
    Plenty do.

    And I suppose the thing is still down.
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    Yes, it's still down. Perhaps people will learn their lesson, but I doubt it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by W6UV View Post
    Yes, it's still down. Perhaps people will learn their lesson, but I doubt it...
    It's the ARRL. They're too arrogant to learn their lesson. "Regulation By Bandwidth" (2x) anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KJ3N View Post
    It's the ARRL. They're too arrogant < snip >
    That’s why we need a new ARRL CEO and replace about 2/3 of the Bored, er, Board Of Directors.

    Bur that topic should be a thread in it’s own right.
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