Ransomware Attacks Are Becoming More Common. But Are They Always Real?

Ransomware, a type of attack where hackers encrypt data and then charge a ransom to decrypt and return it, has already caused all kinds of problems in 2021.

The most famous recent incident is probably the Colonial Pipeline hack, which led the company to close for several days a pipeline that carries almost half the fuel for the east coast of the United States. Although security experts generally frown upon paying the ransom demands in these situations…