3rd Party Risk Management , Critical Infrastructure Security , Cybercrime

Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Fallout: Congress Grills CEO

Also: Criminals Tricked Into Using FBI-Monitored 'Anom' Encrypted Messaging Service
Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Fallout: Congress Grills CEO
Colonial Pipeline CEO Joseph Blount testifies before the House Homeland Security Committee on June 9, 2021 (Source: C-SPAN)

The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of lawmakers' grilling of Colonial Pipeline CEO Joseph Blount over his handling of a damaging DarkSide ransomware attack.

In this report, you'll hear (click on player beneath image to listen):

  • ISMG's Scott Ferguson outline findings from this week's Senate hearing in which lawmakers questioned Blount over his handling of the ransomware attack and response;
  • ISMG's Mathew Schwartz detail how the FBI developed a "honeypot" encrypted messaging service called Anom that helped 16 countries' law enforcement agencies ensnare hundreds of criminals internationally;
  • ISMG's Jeremy Kirk describe how a member of Australia's Parliament is calling for the government's spy agency to take offensive action against ransomware gangs.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Fridays. Don't miss the May 28 and June 4 editions, which respectively discuss the city of Tulsa's ransomware response, and the ransomware attack against JBS, which is the world's largest meat processor.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under a Creative Commons license.

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