Pipeline pays ransom. Bad move.

Lesson: Don’t pay the ransom.

By

Opinion

May 14, 2021 - 3:19 PM

Colonial Pipeline paid the ransom.

And after forking over $5 million to hackers who forced it to shut down an important fuel conduit, which spurred a bonkers run on local gas stations, the burglars gave Colonial a decryption key meant to sanitize its computer networks. But the tool didn’t work very well. Bad trade.

Lesson: Don’t pay the ransom.

Related
June 18, 2021
June 20, 2019
April 25, 2019
December 8, 2014