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ANALYSIS: How Responsible Is Biden For The Fuel Shortage?

Lines for gas stretched for blocks and several states declared a state of emergency after a cyberattack took out one of the largest pipelines in the country May 7. The Biden administration announced soon after the attack it was “monitoring” the situation and investigating whether a foreign actor was to blame.

Colonial Pipeline Hacker Group Will Reportedly Shut Down Its Operations

DarkSide, the cyber outfit responsible for hacking the Colonial Pipeline and causing gas shortages and havoc in the United States, has lost control of its servers and is shutting down its operations, the New York Post reported. FireEye, a cybersecurity company tasked with investigating the hack, is reporting that the company has shut down after…

Colonial Pipeline Restarts After Cyber Attack, Gas Shortages Continue

CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — Drivers waited in long lines at gas stations in the Southeast on Wednesday after a hack of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline led to distribution problems and panic-buying, draining supplies at thousands of gas stations. Although there was no gasoline shortage, there was a problem getting the fuel from refineries on…

John Kerry Believes Pipelines Are More Efficient, Contradicting the Biden Administration

John Kerry, the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, contradicted the Biden administration Wednesday by admitting pipelines are a more efficient way of transporting fuel than train or truck after the administration has revoked pipeline permits, including Keystone XL. During an appearance in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday, Kerry said pipelines are better than the…

Report: Colonial Pipeline Doesn’t Plan to Pay Ransom in Cyber Attack

Colonial Pipeline reportedly does not currently plan on paying a ransom to hackers believed to be responsible for a cyberattack on the energy giant’s pipeline, causing gas shortages across parts of the United States. The Washington Post reports: [Colonial Pipeline] are working with the cybersecurity firm Mandiant to restore the data from backup systems where…

Colonial Pipeline Is Back In Business Following Cyberattack

The Colonial Pipeline is restarting operations as of Wednesday evening, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm announced. The company was expected to make a decision on beginning to resume operations by the end of Wednesday after a ransomware attack shut it down, Granholm said Tuesday. Still, it’s likely to take a few days for operations to fully…

Three Governors Declare States Of Emergency Due To Gasoline Shortage

Three governors declared states of emergency in response to gas shortages brought on by the Colonial Pipeline hack. Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency on Monday due to his state’s gas shortage. Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, and Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared states of emergency on Tuesday. Republican…

Report: DarkSide Hackers Committed ‘Double Extortion,’ Stealing Data

Hackers stole data during the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack Thursday ahead of the pipeline operator shutting down from the apparent attack, according to news reports. The hackers of the 5,500 miles pipeline reportedly started their attack Thursday, “stealing a large amount of data before locking computers with ransomware and demanding payment,” according to people familiar with the matter who spoke…
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