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Think like Sieged-sec?

Yet again, attackers surprise us AI generated image of a brightly colored AT-AT Cat

Apparently, SiegedSec has hacked Idaho National Labs, and their demands are not for money, but for ... genetically engineered catgirls:

"We're willing to make a deal with INL. If they research creating IRL catgirls we will take down this post," the group said.

For years, I’ve been talking about how it’s hard to think like an attacker. Now, we have an innovative manuever from an attacker, and we can ask: did advocates of attacker emulation anticipate it?

Also, while I support people's right to be imaginative, I urge you: don't naively ask Midjourney for catgirls.

Source: US nuke reactor lab hit by 'gay furry hackers' demanding cat-human mutants.


Image by Midjourney, "make a deal with idaho national labs if they do certain research we'll take down this post overrun with mutant robot cats in outlandish colors --v 6.0 --ar 8:3" I did not ask for an AT-AT cat, but couldn't resist.