Deepwatch: Colonial Pipeline could have recovered their locked data, but didn’t have any time to spare

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Tanker trucks are parked near the entrance of Colonial Pipeline Company Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. The operator of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline has confirmed it paid $4.4 million to a gang of hackers who broke into its computer systems. That’s according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Colonial Pipeline’s CEO Joseph Blount told the Journal that he authorized the payment after the ransomware attack because the company didn’t know the extent of the damage. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Deepwatch Senior Director of Solutions Architecture Bill Bernard joins John Williams to talk about the decision made by the chief of Colonial Pipeline to pay the ransom on its hacked data.

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