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Ransomware Hackers Have the Upper Hand

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security mandated upgraded cyber procedures for the pipeline sector in the wake of the Colonial hack, and similar regulations are in the works for the air and rail sectors.


Companies hit by ransomware hackers are at a disadvantage during every phase of the attack.

That's according to a congressional review out this morning from the House Oversight Committee. The review focused on three headline-grabbing attacks against CNA Financial Corporation, Colonial Pipeline and the meat processor JBS Foods – but its conclusions apply broadly to ransomware attacks across critical industry sectors.

From The Wall Street Journal
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