Ransomware is a type of malware that either threaten to publish the target’s data or block its access to it unless the demanded ransom is paid. Most advanced of these attacks is the use of cryptoviral extortion, which involves encryption of the victim’s files. The Colonial Pipeline, the largest pipeline in the US, became the target of a ransomware recently. The cyber-criminal gang called Dark Side caused this attack by infiltrating Colonial’s network.

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