I’ll try not to get too far out, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it’s not. Put what you think down in the comments, but I’ll elaborate my point of view a bit more.
Seems like right after the pandemic, we started hearing more about ransoms ware attacks, specifically because the gas pipeline. Afterwards there seems to have been a fixation on it by the media, warning about supply-chain attacks generally.
I believe ransomware has happened in the past, or in other words, it’s not a new issue. But I’m sure the FBI/CIA/etc has done a good job handling issues like this in the past. Why is this being pushed in the news so much nowadays? I’m sure our gov agencies have sophisticated enough equipment to be a formidable threat to any attackers. Why is this Cyber-Scare™ being pushed to the general public now of all times when we’re vulnerable and still recovering from the pandemic?
Again, most of this is speculative, but I imagine most cybersecurity veterans here remember many instances of cyberattacks that were either covered up or dealt with quickly by the authorities. Then again, maybe I’m wrong? What’s the reason this is happening?