RANSOMWARE ATTACK LEADS TO SHUTDOWN OF MAJOR U.S. PIPELINE SYSTEM


11/05/2021




Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- The Colonial Pipeline, one of the largest oil pipelines in the United States and carrying more than 100 million gallons of gasoline and other fuels daily from Houston to New York Harbor, was temporarily shut down due to a cyberattack.

Certain systems have been taken offline to contain the threat, which has caused a temporary halt to operations and affected the systems of certain information technologies, the company said in a statement.

The company has signed a cybersecurity firm for investigation and has contacted federal agencies, the statement said.


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