Port of LA, shipping container in the port
Disrupting the flow of goods and services is a keen priority for threat actors and critical infrastructure has long been a favored target. In 2021, the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack caused a devastating impact to the economy when Russia-based hackers halted fuel movement along the critical U.S. Gulf and East Coast pipeline.

But this and other attacks may only be the beginning of an alarming ransomware trend aimed at U.S. critical infrastructure. Ransomware-as-a-service tools make ransomware easy to execute, making it the dominant cyber threat to enterprises in 2022. Indeed, the FBI recently warned that hackers have already developed ransomware code designed to disrupt critical infrastructure or industrial processes.