Cyberattack shuts down US fuel pipeline
Ransomware has encrypted all the servers of Colonial Pipeline, the largest U.S. fuel company, the source of nearly half of the U.S. East Coast’s fuel supply. The incident is one of the most damaging hacking operations ever reported. The prolonged shutdown of the line will cause gasoline prices to spike before the peak summer? season, which could hit the U.S. economy. Colonial transports 2.5 million barrels of gasoline and other fuels a day through 5,500 miles (8,850 km) of pipelines connecting Gulf Coast refineries to the eastern and southern United States. It also serves some of the nation’s largest airports, including Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson Airport, which is the world’s busiest in terms of passenger traffic. According to investigators, the extortionists are a certain group called DarkSide, which is known for using ransomware while avoiding targets in post-Soviet states. A White House spokesman said President Joe Biden was briefed on the incident Saturday morning, adding that the government is trying to help the company restore operations and prevent disruptions in supply. […]
The U.S. is declaring a state of emergency due to a hacker attack
In the wake of the ransomware attack I told you about yesterday, the U.S. government has issued a state of emergency law (
DarkSide apologized to the people of america.
The DarkSide hacker group accused of a ransomware attack on the Colonial oil pipeline said on its darknet site that “they regret that they caused problems for the community, they didn’t mean it.” In their statement, the hackers claim (
DarkSide became one of the leading ransomware companies last August and is believed by the FBI to be run from Russia by an experienced team of online criminals. The group has rented its services to darknet ransomware programs and is already so rich that it runs its own “press office.” Previously, they even gave an email interview to the security blog DataBreaches (