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Shift5 | Episode 6: OmniTRAX Hack

Shift5 Team February 19, 2021

Episode 6 of Planes, Trains, & Tanks!

Episode 6: OmniTRAX is a Colorado-based short line rail operator and logistics provider. Recently, they suffered a ransomware attack that seriously disrupted operations and caused material business impacts. Ransomware is an indiscriminate menace to anyone who uses information technology. Attackers gain access to systems and render files inaccessible to the users. Recently, attackers have begun leaking files on so-called leak sites to further encourage victims to pay up. In this episode, special guests Mike Weigand and Ellie Daw discuss ransomware, how it is affecting business operations, and what the future holds.

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