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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 coordinated work of hackers intent on compromising America’s energy grid.
Whatever the motivation, the impact was real.