Cybersecurity News Cycle: Hackers Going After Physical Infrastructure with Ransomware Attacks

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We have seen it with government agencies, private companies, and more recently, the Colonial Pipeline and major meat producer JBS USA.

Cyber threats are more prominent than ever, and they are targeting companies both big and small.

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Ransomware is nothing new in the realm of cyber attacks, but recent months have seen an uptick in ransomware and other cyber threats. Ransomware threatens vulnerable firms by gaining access to a company’s digital system and either locking programs or dismantling them.

The US Department of Justice declared last year “the worst year ever when it comes to ransomware and related extortion events,” and as a result, formed a task force to contain cyber threats, according to an article by the Wall Street Journal.

Ransomware attacks surged as a result of the pandemic moving many operations online last year. Firms both big and small have experienced cyber-attacks, although attacks on bigger firms tend to offer hackers bigger returns.

According to an article by CNN, “Many people think of cyberattacks as just that: an attempt by hackers to steal sensitive data or money online. But now hackers have found a significant moneymaker in targeting physical infrastructure. These attacks have potential to spark mayhem in people’s lives, leading to product shortages, higher prices and more. The greater the disruption, the greater the likelihood that companies will pay to alleviate it.”

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