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Black Hat: We Should Have Seen The Colonial Ransomware Attack Coming

Security Boulevard

Few need to be reminded of the fears that the Colonial Pipeline hack caused in May of 2021, in which airlines scrambled to keep their planes fueled for long-haul flights and Americans across the eastern seaboard panic-bought gas in expectation of supply disruptions.

The severity of the Colonial Pipeline attack was a wake up call for cybersecurity industry leaders, government officials and the media. But speaking at the Black Hat Briefings conference last week, Kim Zetter, an award winning cybersecurity journalist, said that the private sector and the federal government should have seen the attack coming.  


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