An Example of What Ransomware Can Do

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Here is a real world example of the danger and consequences of ransomware. Colonial Pipeline, who provides 45% of the East Coast’s fuel, had to shut down after it was hit with ransomware. Analysts have warned that a prolonged shutdown could lead to higher gas prices. Ransomware costs are expected to reach $20 billion this year alone!

Here is the link to the full story:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/10/business/dealbook/ransomware-pipeline-colonial.html