Rethinking Networking to Derail Ransomware


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Despite the best efforts of many organizations, ransomware attacks are still on the rise; perhaps indicating that those “best efforts” are just not good enough. Take, for example, the recent ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline, prompting a shutdown of the 5,500-mile pipeline that carries 45% of the fuel used on the east coast of the U.S.

The ransomware attack was initiated by a cybercriminal group known as DarkSide, which could have used multiple attack vectors to infect Colonial’s network. Although the full details of the attack may never be known, it is clear that the ransomware attack had serious consequences, and that Colonial was directly targeted by DarkSide.

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