The complex moral issue of paying hackers ransom
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Several news organizations are reporting that Colonial Pipeline did pay hackers ransom to regain control of their data and their systems, reportedly something in the $5 million range. And, people are buying cars at a near-record pace, if you can find them. The low supply and high prices are related to the global semiconductor chip shortage. There's still no definitive timeline for when that shortage could end.
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Paying ransom to hackers "kind of already is the new normal." Here's what that means for business operations.
That's according to the BBC's Joe Tidy. He estimates that more than half of companies hit by ransomware attacks pay.
The effects of the global chip shortage can be seen in the average price of a new car
Marketplace's Andy Uhler has more.
David Brancaccio Host
Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director