Colonial Pipeline News

U.S. Water and Power Are Shockingly Vulnerable to Cyberhacks

When the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power was hacked in 2018, it took a mere six hours. Early this year, an intruder lurked in hundreds of computers related to water systems across the U.S. In Portland, Oregon, burglars …

Pipeline CEO: Ransom Payment Among My ‘Toughest Decisions’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief executive of the massive fuel pipeline hit by ransomware last month told senators on Tuesday that authorizing a multi-million-dollar payment to hackers was the right thing to do to bring an end to fuel shortages …

After Colonial Attack, Energy Companies Rush to Secure Cyber Insurance

U.S. energy companies are scrambling to buy more cyber insurance after this month’s attack on Colonial Pipeline disrupted the U.S. fuel supply, but they can expect to pay more as cyber insurers plan to hike rates following a slew of …

U.S. to Boost Pipeline Cyber Protections in Wake of Colonial Hack

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is working with pipeline companies to strengthen protections against cyberattacks following the Colonial Pipeline hack and will announce actions in coming days, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Tuesday. The Transportation Security Administration …

US Gas Stations Still Shut, Prices at 7-Year High on Slow Recovery from Cyberattack

NEW YORK — The top U.S. fuel pipeline operator said its lines were fully operational on Monday, but it will take some time for supplies to recover fully from a cyberattack that left thousands of gas stations without fuel. Last …

Colonial Pipeline Paid Hackers Nearly $5 Million in Ransom

Colonial Pipeline Co. paid nearly $5 million to Eastern European hackers on Friday, contradicting reports earlier this week that the company had no intention of paying an extortion fee to help restore the country’s largest fuel pipeline, according to two …

Scramble on for New Fuel Routes After Colonial Pipeline Hack

After a six-day outage, the top U.S. fuel pipeline on Thursday moved some of the first millions of gallons of motor fuels after a crippling cyberattack led to fuel shortages across East Coast states. The Colonial Pipeline, which carries 100 …

DarkSide Hackers Mint Money With Ransomware Franchise

When a new ransomware group popped up on the scene last year, the hackers did what’s in vogue for digital extortion organizations these days: They issued a press release. The hackers had already made “millions of dollars” in profit working …

Cyberattack on US Pipeline Is Linked to Criminal Gang

NEW YORK (AP) _ The cyberextortion attempt that has forced the shutdown of a vital U.S. pipeline was carried out by a criminal gang known as DarkSide that cultivates a Robin Hood image of stealing from corporations and giving a …

Major US Pipeline Halts Operations After Ransomware Attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is working with the Georgia-based company that shut down a major pipeline transporting fuel across the East Coast after a ransomware attack, the White House says. The government is planning for various scenarios and …