MAY 11, 2021
The operator of the biggest gasoline pipeline in the U.S. shut down operations late Friday following a ransomware attack that threatens to roil energy markets and upend the supply of gas and diesel to the East Coast.
Colonial Pipeline said in a statement Saturday that it “proactively took certain systems offline to contain the threat, which has temporarily halted all pipeline operations, and affected some of our IT systems.” It’s working to get business back to normal.
Colonial hack: How did cyber-attackers shut off pipeline?
Investigators at the largest fuel pipeline in the US are working to recover from a devastating cyber-attack that cut the flow of oil.
The hack on Colonial Pipeline is being seen as one of the most significant attacks on critical national infrastructure in history.
The pipeline transports nearly half of the east coast’s fuel supplies and prices at pumps are expected to rise if the outage is long lasting.
How can a pipeline be hacked?
In truth, the type of modern operation Colonial Pipeline runs is extremely digital.
Pressure sensors, thermostats, valves and pumps are used to monitor and control the flow of diesel, petrol and jet fuel across hundreds of miles of piping.
Colonial even has a high-tech “smart pig” (pipeline inspection gauge) robot that scurries through its pipes checking for anomalies.
The question remains in the minds of many, IF A PIPLINE CAN BE HACKED, WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT THE 2020 ELECTION FRAUD?