Another attack in May targetted one of the US’s biggest pipelines, forcing Colonial Pipeline to shit down 5,500 miles of the key infrastructure.
Just two months later, businesses across America were targetted by a ransomware attack, which according to cybersecurity experts, was carried out by criminals in Russia.
The attack extended beyond the US borders, disrupting services to the Swedish State Railway and one of the country’s biggest supermarket chains.
And in December 2020, in what has been described as the biggest cyberattack in history, hackers used the SolarWinds software to target some 18,000 private and public organisations.
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