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May 11 2021
“The biggest U.S. gasoline pipeline will not resume full operations for several more days due to a ransomware cyberattack… The FBI attributed the cyberattack to DarkSide, a group believed to be based in Russia or Eastern Europe.” (Reuters)
On Monday, President Joe Biden stated, “So far, there is no evidence based on — from our intelligence people that Russia is involved. Although thereThe Flip Side
May 11 2021
Georgia, Virginia and North Carolina are implementing emergency measures to quell potential gasoline shortages after a cyberattack prompted a major pipeline to shutdown over the weekend. The Colonial Pipeline announced Saturday that operations would temporarily shut down following the ransomware attack. The pipeline delivers roughly 45% of all of fuel consumed along the east coast, andNational Review The Hill CNN (Online News)
May 12 2021
The nation’s largest fuel pipeline restarted operations Wednesday, days after it was forced to shut down by a gang of hackers.
The disruption of Colonial Pipeline caused long lines at gas stations in the Southeast due to distribution problems and panic-buying, draining supplies at thousands of gas stations.
Colonial initiated the restart of pipeline operations late Wednesday,Associated Press
May 10 2021
President Biden on Monday said there’s “no evidence” that the Russian government is behind the Colonial Pipeline ransomware hack, but that it has a responsibility to respond because the suspected perpetrators are Russian.
Biden noted in his first remarks on the devastating oil pipeline hack that he plans to meet next month with Russian President Vladimir Putin in his first overseas tripNew York Post (News)
May 13 2021
Colonial Pipeline paid a ransom to hackers after the company fell victim to a sweeping cyberattack, one source familiar with the situation confirmed to CNBC.
A U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed to NBC News that Colonial paid nearly $5 million as a ransom to the cybercriminals.
It was not immediately clear when the transaction took place. ColonialCNBC
May 10 2021
President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order strengthening cybersecurity for federal agencies and contractors after last week's hacking of the Colonial Pipeline, the nation's largest refined pipeline system . The U.S. government and Colonial Pipeline are working to secure the network as a shutdown to halt a ransomware cyberattack entered a fourth day.
Some officials andWall Street Journal (News) New York Times (News) Washington Examiner
Jun 09 2021
The FBI claimed it recovered millions of dollars in Bitcoin paid as ransom during the attack against the Colonial Pipeline — a feat that is now generating more questions than answers.
The Justice Department and the FBI announced Monday it had seized 63.7 bitcoins (worth about $2.3 million at the time) from a Bitcoin wallet thought to be controlled by cybercriminals tied to a Russia-Washington Examiner
Jun 08 2021
The Department of Justice on Monday touted the recovery of $2.3 million — about half — of the ransom that was collected by hackers in the Colonial Pipeline attack last month. Experts say it was a surprising outcome to an increasingly frequent and severe crime.
"Ransomware is very seldom recovered," said April Falcon Doss, executive director of the Institute for Technology Law and PolicyNPR (Online News)
May 10 2021
Senior government officials are privately sounding the alarm over a new cybersecurity executive order President Joe Biden is poised to sign.
Biden vowed in April to take steps toward securing U.S. cyber-infrastructure and preventing future security breaches like the 2020 SolarWinds hack. The New York Times reported Sunday night, however, that some officials and lawmakers involved in theWashington Examiner
May 15 2021
The claim: Colonial Pipeline hack proves election infrastructure could have been hacked Communities along the East Coast continue to face gas shortages after the Colonial Pipeline Co. fell victim to a cybersecurity attack.
Social media users are using the breach to resurrect unfounded claims about election fraud.
“If you can hack a pipeline, you can hack a voting machine,” claimsUSA TODAY