Hacker Attack on Essential Pipeline Shows Infrastructure Weaknesses

Hacker Attack on Essential Pipeline Shows Infrastructure Weaknesses

Colonial Pipeline, a private company that transports nearly half of the U.S. East Coast’s gasoline and other fuel, had to shut down 5,500 miles of its fuel pipeline as a result. Are ransomware attacks becoming more frequent? It’s hard to pin down really good numbers because [there are] a lot of ransomware attacks we don’t hear about publicly. One of the things that is pretty striking about this story is that the Colonial Pipeline has shut down more than 5,000 miles of pipeline. Would we have more hard data if victims were required to report ransomware attacks?

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