Experts Insight On Ransomware Attack Forces U.S. Gas Pipeline To Shut Down

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Feb 20, 2020 01:58 am PST

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) responded to a ransomware attack that targeted a U.S. natural gas facility, forcing it to shut down for two days. CISA did not reveal when the incident happened or the identity of the victim organization. 

An employee of the facility clicked on a malicious link from a spear-phishing email, allowing a malicious actor to jump from the gas compression facility’s IT network onto the operational technology (OT) network. The attacker was then able to deploy data-encrypting ransomware on the networks.