I would have got first post if I could only have found my keyboard.
Eurobyte operate a fairly big block rented from Webazilla, which is 188.8.131.52/21.. and I recommend that you block traffic to that entire lot. But a lot of Webazilla's other customer are pretty shitty too. I don't think you miss much if you blocked traffic to the entire AS35415.
You could do it the Finnish way, where stacking them to dry is also putting them away.
Sneaky bastard, that Nemo.
Old fashioned backups such as tape (in a business environment) and an external drive you don't have connected all the time are probably safest.
As for anti-virus, well.. a good AV application is always useful, but this stuff tends to get past most scanners at first. It's not much use having your AV program clean up the malware AFTER you got infected either.
Just had to get the "ZOMG TWO nuclear power stations had to do a routine thing and we're all gonna die" angle in.
Blocking access to the site from Australia probably won't make a whole lot of difference, because the real reputational damage might arise elsewhere. Simonds need to get the site shut down or amended.
The most obvious way to do this would be to file a DMCA complaint. "But wait," you say
The other way to do it is to hire a law firm in INDIA and threaten legal action over there. Indian lawyers are not expensive, but in my personal experience in a similar case.. they are of highly variable quality. Probably better than the Ozzie lawyers Simonds hired though. But if you actually want to *do* something about the problem, then India is the place to go.
"We have not been instructed by HM Government to put any back doors in our software."
More likely than not most likely!
Gateway boxes were sporadically available in the UK in the early to mid 1990s, imported from the US via a grey imported. They were a much higher quality than anything else we had, especially in terms of industrial design. The first Gateway box I had (I 386SX I think) lingered for years, but people often commented on how nice it looked ("Is that new?" "Errr.. no"). A few years later Gateway started shipping directly to the UK, for a while at least.
I don't think that they ever reached their full potential. But I guess the cow thing might have stuck in my head.
"You're going to spell it HOW?"
"With an 'F'. Not a 'PH'.
"Oh COME ON, people will keep spelling it the wrong way!"
"Honestly, we think they'll work it out after a few decades or so.."
There is very little future in being right when your boss is wrong.