The Colonial Pipeline Incident — How Vulnerable Is Critical Infrastructure to Cybercriminals?

On May 7, 2021, Colonial Pipeline, a major U.S. fuel pipeline operator, halted operations as a precautionary measure after a cyberattack involving ransomware was discovered. The attackers appear to have accessed business systems from which they stole nearly 100 gigabytes of data before they locked Colonial Pipeline’s computers and demanded ransom. Responsible for nearly half of the […]