To Pay or Not to Pay? What Citizens Think Governments Should Do When Responding to Ransomware Attacks

Route Fifty - The May 7th ransomware attack against Colonial Pipeline Co. highlighted the vulnerability of America’s critical infrastructure to acts of cyber-aggression. The attack—which resulted in the payment of a $4.4 million ransom to the criminal hacker organization known as DarkSide—disrupted the pipeline’s operations, leading to a surge in fuel prices and panic-buying-induced gasoline shortages throughout many eastern states.

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