Sunday, July 25, 2021

From LockerGoga to 16 Conti Ransomware: Hackers Take no Chill

A terrifying account of global ransomware. Read the article with reference to the latest Colonial Pipeline ransomware.

Last year, we did an article on Nordic SMEs Enjoy Hygge Amidst Global Cybersecurity Threat and covered extensively on the LockerGoga ransomware. We discussed the uniqueness of the strain and how only a handful of expensive anti-malware products can detect and neutralize the LockerGoga. We recommended how Nordic SMEs should be ready to bear that cost over entertaining ransom attackers in any manner. 

It is March 2021, and Colonial Pipeline, United States’ largest gasoline pipeline, has been shut down following a new ransomware attack. It threatened to roil energy markets and disrupt the delivery of gas and diesel to the East Coast. Colonial is a major thoroughfare for the eastern side of the United States. It has a capacity of around 2