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Podcast 117: Cyber Attack on Colonial Pipeline Affects Fuel Availability in 17 States

A ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline affected fuel availability in 17 southeastern US states, and Bloomberg reported that Colonial Pipeline paid $5 million to DarkSide, a Russian ransomware service provider. The Biden Administration issued an executive order to increase US cybersecurity defenses. WordPress 5.7.2 was released to patch a critical object injection vulnerability in PHPMailer. A critical vulnerability was patched in the External Media plugin, used by over 8K sites. Vulnerabilities were discovered in all WiFi devices, and patch is available for a zero-day RCE under active attack in Acrobat Reader.

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