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Faceless group of hackers responsible for Colonial Pipeline shutdown

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A faceless group of hackers are responsible for the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, a major gas artery for most of the east coast but not Florida. The hackers conducted what’s known as a ransomware attack. Once they gain access to your system their goal is to take control. A cyber attack like this could happen anywhere including your place of work or at your child’s school. Once in the brain of the computer, a hacker can take control of the entire nervous system and can use any artery to start the shutdown. The FBI said that’s exactly what...

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Pipeline operations restart following ransomware attack

Colonial Pipeline confirmed pipeline operations would restart on Wednesday evening. According to the company, it will take several days for the delivery supply chain to return to normal. As a result, some areas may continue to experience temporary interruptions. In their latest update, Colonial Pipeline emphasized they are focused on safety as they attempt to return to normal operation. Latest update on the Colonial Pipeline System Disruption: https://t.co/kpWNw0UQve pic.twitter.com/hXSwHXcnDh— Colonial Pipeline (@Colpipe) May 11, 2021 The post Pipeline operations restart following...

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Florida gas prices level for now, as panic buyers create artificial fuel demand

Lines down the street and gas pumps sheathed in yellow bags: from all appearances, Florida is experiencing a fuel shortage. But contrary to first glance, the state is well supplied with fuel, according to The Auto Club Group [AAA]. Panic buying is real driver of the Sunshine State’s not-so-sunshiney shortage, as the east coast grapples with the Colonial Pipeline shutdown. The Colonial Pipeline, which is responsible for 45% of the east coast’s fuel supply, was cyber-attacked by a Russian criminal group called DarkSide on Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigations confirmed on...

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Gasoline demand spikes in several states after pipeline hack

(CNN) — A growing number of gas stations along the East Coast are without fuel as nervous drivers aggressively fill up their tanks following a ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline, a critical artery for gasoline. The panic-buying threatens to exacerbate the supply shock. As of 4 pm ET Tuesday, 8.5% of gas stations in North Carolina and 7.7% in Virginia didn’t have gasoline, according to outage figures reported by GasBuddy, an app that tracks fuel prices and demand. The Virginia figure was flat from 11 am ET, while North Carolina was...

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DeSantis declares state of emergency after Colonial Pipeline cyber attack

FLORIDA – Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Tuesday after a cyber attack Friday caused a major U.S. fuel pipeline to temporarily halt operations. DeSantis said the emergency order will be in place while crews work to fully resume operations of the Colonial Pipeline. Executive Order 21-05 signed by DeSantis Tuesday will activate the Florida National Guard and directs emergency management officials in the state to work with federal and local officials. READ THE EMERGENCY ORDER HERE: DeSantis Emergency Order by Olivia Hyde on Scribd The Colonial Pipeline is responsible...

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