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How ransomware hackers shut down a critical U.S. gasoline pipeline | Learn the phrasal verb ‘lock out’
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Every 11 seconds, a company is a victim of a ransomware attack. Often, companies discreetly pay the ransom to avoid embarrassment. But recently, a ransomware attack unintentionally shut down the Colonial Pipeline, which supplies 11 states in the U.S. with their gasoline. Apparently, the hackers didn’t intend for the massive disruption, they just wanted the ransom money. Plus, learn “lock out.”
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