UW-Green Bay IT expert says cybercrime can happen anywhere, anytime | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Hackers have again made their presence known forcing a major oil pipeline on the east coast of the U.S. shut down. What they want is ransom and a local IT expert told Local 5’s Kris Schuller this type of cybercrime can happen anywhere, anytime.Across the southeastern section of the nation – panic at the pump.“I just suspected prices would go way up, I didn’t suspect there wouldn’t be any the next day,” said one woman looking for gasoline.Officials remind people to not fill plastic bags with gas as panic buying begins It came after hackers shut the Colonial Pipeline down – a ransomware attack that IT expert Gaurav Bansel from UW-Green Bay says is all about money.“It works on freezing your systems and kind of forcing you to pay money to get your systems back,” said Bansel.Bansel says this latest hack is making headlines because the pipeline supplies 40 percent of the East Coast’s fuel.

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