Pipeline pays ransom. Bad move.

Lesson: Don’t pay the ransom.



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.

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