“Our goal is to make money, and not creating problems for society.” So said a Russian ransom-demanding hacking group currently creating problems for society. Colonial pipeline hack claimed by Russian group DarkSide spurs emergency order from White House. “The Colonial Pipeline, responsible for the country’s largest fuel pipeline, shut down all its operations Friday after hackers broke into some of its networks.”

+ ABC News: “The cyberextortion attempt that has forced the shutdown of a vital U.S. pipeline was carried out by a criminal gang known as DarkSide that cultivates a Robin Hood image of stealing from corporations and giving a cut to charity.” Regardless of whether or not this hacking is a state-sponsored effort, the pipeline takeover points to long warned-about vulnerabilities of aging systems and outdated software. Understanding the broader threat is seeing Sherwood Forest through the trees.