Ransomware crisis enters ‘new phase’ for energy, experts warn

By Christian Vasquez | 07/19/2021 10:09 AM EST

A ransomware cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline Co. in May forced the East Coast fuel conduit to shut down for nearly a week and spurred panic buying at gas stations like this one in Atlanta. A new report warns that ransomware attacks are growing more severe for critical infrastructure operators, including energy companies.