Ransomware Impact On The Education Sector
Fortinet News, October 5th, 2021
October 5, 2021,
Volume 283, Issue 1
Several major ransomware incidents that impacted our daily lives occurred in 2021. In early May, Colonial Pipeline, the largest refined petroleum pipeline in the United States, was infected by DarkSide ransomware.
"The infection forced the company to shut down their pipeline as a precautionary measure while assessments were being made, leading to long lines of cars at gas stations along the East Coast. Later that same month, the REvil ransomware attacked JBS, the world's largest meat processor, and disrupted the company's meat productions. In July, REvil struck again, affecting customers of the managed services provider Kaseya. Attackers exploited an authentication bypass vulnerability in the Kaseya VSA (Virtual System Administrator) software, allowing attackers to distribute a malicious payload to downstream customers through hosts managed by the software..."
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