Cybercriminals may soon cross a true red line for humanity – or maybe we should call it a brown line. If we don’t take away their profits and stop them, our coffee could be next.
The past few weeks have seen a veritable explosion in ransomware attacks. Americans lost access to gasoline as the Colonial Pipeline shut down. The Irish health care system was violated. Our national barbecue obsession was threatened when the largest meat packing corporation in the world was temporarily offline. And in Massachusetts, the elite denizens of Nantucket were temporarily isolated from the mainland as the Steamship Authority was hacked.