In a recent discussion with Jonathan Aberman and other business leaders in The Washington Post, Washington, DC Global Security Services partner Brian Finch spoke about the reality of cyber threats in America. According to Finch, it’s become increasingly easy for criminals to launch ransomware attacks because software developers share their codes on the “dark web.”

To depict how far-reaching the effects of a ransomware attack can be, Finch compared a modern automobile, which has more than 100 million lines of software code, to the U.S. space shuttle built in the 1970s, which had 400,000 lines of code.

“Even if you imagine that only 5 percent of the code in a modern car could be faulty in some way, that would provide five million ways a car could be hacked,” Finch said.

Read more about the increasing pervasiveness of cyber threats on The Washington Post.