Colonial Pipeline hack no cause for panic about infrastructure attack


A woman fills gas cans at a Speedway gas station on May 12, 2021 in Benson, North Carolina. Most stations in the area along I-95 are without fuel following the Colonial Pipeline hack.

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The Colonial Pipeline hack was not the first domino to fall in a world-ending spate of sudden attacks on America’s critical infrastructure, according to several cybersecurity experts.

It was more likely the product of sloppy internal security practices and a textbook hack-and-pay gone wrong, they said. 

The FBI says that DarkSide, a group relatively new to the ransomware scene, is behind the attack. Signs point to this being a case of a bungled extortion plot, rather than the…


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