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Hackers Strike U.S. Oil Pipeline With Ransomware Attack

The company that operates a major pipeline supplying oil to refineries along the U.S. East Coast has been hobbled due to a ransomware attack over the weekend. The hacker group Darkside is believed to be responsible for the breach, but the hackers say its intent was not to cause "problems for society" — they just want the money. Read how the cyberattack could impact gas prices and why it raises concerns about the safety of America's energy sector.

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Hackers Strike U.S. Oil Pipeline With Ransomware Attack
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    What to know about the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack

    What to know about the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack

    Colonial Pipeline, a huge network that supplies eastern states with gasoline, diesel and other products, is shut down thanks to a major ransomware …

    'Jugular' of the U.S. fuel pipeline system shuts down after cyberattack

    'Jugular' of the U.S. fuel pipeline system shuts down after cyberattack

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    POLITICO - By Gloria Gonzalez, Ben Lefebvre and Eric Geller

    The infiltration of a major fuel pipeline is “the most significant, successful attack on energy infrastructure we know of.” The main fuel supply line to the U.S. East Coast has shut down indefinitely after the pipeline’s operator suffered what is believed to be the largest successful cyberattack on …

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