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Ransomware Attack Shuts Down Biggest U.S. Gasoline Pipeline

  • The attack appeared to use ransomware group called DarkSide
  • U.S. energy department is monitoring potential supply impacts
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WATCH: The ransomware attack on the operator of America's largest pipeline on Friday is threatening to destabilize gasoline and diesel supply. (Source: Bloomberg)
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The operator of the biggest gasoline pipeline in the U.S. shut down operations late Friday following a ransomware attack that threatens to roil energy markets and upend the supply of gas and diesel to the East Coast.

Colonial Pipeline said in a statement Saturday that it “proactively took certain systems offline to contain the threat, which has temporarily halted all pipeline operations, and affected some of our IT systems.” It’s working to get business back to normal.