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Cyber attack shuts down US fuel pipeline operator Colonial raising fears of price hike – ABC News

While the US government investigation is in early stages, one former official and two industry sources say the hackers are likely a professional cyber criminal…



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One of the United States’ major fuel pipeline operators has shut its entire network after a cyber attack on that involved ransomware.
Key points:

  • Sources believe the cyber attack has been carried out by a criminal organisation
  • Colonial runs more than 8,000km of pipelines in the US, and provides almost half of the fuel for the country’s east
  • There are worries petrol prices may soar ahead of the US summer driving season

Colonial Pipeline, the source of nearly half of the US east coast’s fuel supply,…

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