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Idea from John Heinz

Title

The Rise of Ransomware: What Every Business Needs to Understand

Summary

Organizations around the world are being crippled by ransomware-as-a-service malware attacks such as the recent incident involving the DarkSide cyber organization and the Colonial Pipeline. In that event, hackers were able to take control of data connected to the largest fuel transport system in the United States causing the affected org to pay a $15 million ransom to secure their information. This is happening to businesses in every industry imaginable and is increasing dramatically...

Author

John Heinz

Keywords

  • ransomware-as-a-service
  • DarkSide
  • Colonial Pipeline
  • malware
  • cybersecurity
  • business intelligence
  • Links

  • https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/08/us/cyberattack-colonial-pipeline.html
  • https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2020/08/23/beware-of-the-dark-side-a-sinister-new-1-million-cybersecurity-threat-darkside-ransomware/?sh=6ec7e82b20e9
  • https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/alerts/aa21-131a
  • https://www.colpipe.com/news/press-releases/media-statement-colonial-pipeline-system-disruption