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The Indigo Cyberattack Is a Warning of Things to Come


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Illustration shows a laptop with the word "Indigo" displayed on the screen.

The ransomware attack on Indigo may not be comparable to a strike against a hospital or a nation's national defense apparatus, but it indicates how indiscriminate such attacks have become.

Credit: The Walrus/iStock

It is not just that online security is inadequate; those trusted with sensitive personal information seem utterly helpless in the face of hackers bent on spying, extorting money, or simply sowing chaos.

Especially unsettling is that those handling state secrets or critical infrastructure seem to fare no better than a bookstore chain.

From The Walrus
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