How Huntington’s Is Like a Cyberattack

How Huntington’s Is Like a Cyberattack

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How Huntington’s Is Like a Cyberattack

In early May, cybercriminals known as DarkSide launched a devastating ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, one of the United States’ largest pipeline systems for refined oil products, which transports around 100 million gallons of fuel daily between Texas and New York. This attack reminded me of Huntington’s disease. Let me explain. Hackers develop ransomware, a malicious software that infects an organization’s computer systems and servers with the intention of encrypting as much data as possible.…

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