On May 7, 2021, the Colonial Pipeline was shut down due to a ransomware attack. It was the largest cyberattack on oil infrastructure in U.S. history, prompting an emergency declaration by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for 17 states and Washington, D.C.
Many organizations have some sort of “shopping cart” feature on their websites that allows them to collect online payments from customers. In most cases, the shopping cart functionality is purchased from a third party, and simply plugged into the website. Why reinvent the wheel if the software is readily available?