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Sunday, May 09, 2021

The operator of the country's largest fuel pipeline, Colonial Pipeline, fell victim to a cybersecurity attack on Friday that involved ransomware, forcing it to temporarily shut down all pipeline operations, the company said in a statement on Saturday. ... Colonial's system spans over 5,500 miles between Texas and New Jersey, connecting refineries on the Gulf Coast to more than 50 million people in the southern and eastern U.S., according to the company.

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...Colonial Pipeline says it transports 45% of East Coast fuel supply.

The company learned of the attack on Friday and took systems offline to contain the threat, it said in the statement. That action has temporarily halted operations and affected some of its IT systems, it said.

The company has engaged a third-party cybersecurity firm to launch an investigation, and Colonial has contacted law enforcement and other federal agencies, it said....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-08 10:22 AM | Reply

Trump's friends the Russians.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2021-05-08 10:46 AM | Reply

Trump's friends the Russians.

#2 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2021-05-08 10:46 AM | FLAG: Funny as my bet would be the biden family Chinese buddies...

#3 | Posted by MSgt at 2021-05-08 06:21 PM | Reply

The Colonial Pipeline Hack Is a New Extreme for Ransomware
www.wired.com

...Colonial Pipeline's short public statement says that it has "launched an investigation into the nature and scope of this incident, which is ongoing."

Reuters reports that incident responders from security firm FireEye are assisting the company, and that investigators suspect that a ransomware group known as Darkside may be responsible. According to a report by the security firm Cybereason,

Darkside has compromised more than 40 victim organizations and demanded between $200,000 and $2 million in ransom from them....



#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-09 09:57 AM | Reply

@#4 ... a ransomware group known as Darkside may be responsible. ...

Darkside Ransomware: Caviar Taste on Your Big-Game Budget
www.areteir.com

... As recently as December 27, 2020, a Russian-speaking cybercriminal actor using the handle darksupp' invited media outlets and data recovery organizations to follow a new "Press Center" section at the Darkside "name-and-shame" leak site. ...

Their first and now exclusive appearance on XSS (reboot of DamageLab) along with exploitation of their endorsements/acceptance from known Russian-speaking actors underpins the Arete CTI team's current assessment of their maturity and client knowledge....

On November 10, 2020, a Russian-speaking cybercriminal actor using the handle darksupp' announced the launch of an official recruitment effort for affiliates to participate in the Darkside Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) affiliate program....

The Arete CTI team and other researchers in the community found that the group has been advertising their services on well-known Russian hacker forums, with posts written in Russian....


#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-09 10:13 AM | Reply

"Trump's friends the Russians."

Sorry but Biden is POTUS now and has been for a few months. Which means everything is his fault. US gets attacked whenever a Rep is in office, Dems go nuts and blame them for everything. We get attacked during a Dem as POTUS and Liberals somehow think it's logical to just bash Reps. It will be a wonderful day when Dems take any responsibility for their actions. They continuously blame Reps for not doing it 24/7 but then don't do it themselves. If it's important to do so, why are Liberals not holding the Dem party accountable? Why is the only response more bashing of Reps when they aren't in charge? The only possible answer by any stretch is "because the Reps were helping them" but there has been 0 evidence whatsoever for 90% of the negative stuff done by and to America that proves either side helps attackers. So, that means you are not using facts and evidence so that statement is 100% wrong. So, what else do you have to fall back on other than Liberals are hypocrites and they like to say hateful things about people without any evidence or facts.

#6 | Posted by humtake at 2021-05-10 11:55 AM | Reply

"Which means everything is his fault."

Lol

GFY you insurrectionist. The GOP and the last four years are not "Biden's" fault fool.

There are decades of work to do to right this ship. When you display weaknesses the thieves come out of darkness and take what they want.

Trumpy was a weak leader he exposed our weak under belly to our enemies.

Trump the traitor made it easy for the Russians.

And I can see you are extremely happy about that.

So GFY.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-05-10 12:13 PM | Reply

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