Photo: Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco The Justice Department has recovered most of a multimillion-dollar ransom payment made to hackers after a cyberattack that caused the operator of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline to halt its operations last month, officials said Monday. The operation to recover the cryptocurrency from the Russia-based hacker group is the
Foreign keyboard criminals with scant fear of repercussions have paralyzed U.S. schools and hospitals, leaked highly sensitive police files, triggered fuel shortages and, most recently, threatened global food supply chains. The escalating havoc caused by ransomware gangs raises an obvious question: Why has the United States, believed to have the world’s greatest cyber capabilities, looked
Colonial Pipeline forked over $4.4M to end cyberattack – but is paying a ransom ever the ethical thing to do?
What would happen if companies stopped paying ransoms? Liu Jie/Xinhua via Getty Images Scott Shackelford, Indiana University and Megan Wade, Indiana University It took little over two hours for hackers to gain control of more than 100 gigabytes of information from Colonial Pipeline on May 7, 2021 – causing the firm to shut down its
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Nearly week-long Colonial Pipeline shutdown pushes pump prices up, at a time when Americans already saying that high gas prices are impacting their decision to travel We are conflicted about summer travel this year. With more people vaccinated and the economy opening, 57 percent of Americans plan to take at least one road trip this
Arizona gas prices have risen 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.12/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,269 stations in Arizona. Gas prices in Arizona are 6.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.04/g higher than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest