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Colonial Pipeline turns fuel taps back on amidst ransomware mess

Colonial Pipeline turns fuel taps back on amidst ransomware mess

You can stop panic buying gasoline now. 

Colonial Pipeline, which operates over 5,500 miles of fuel pipeline running from New Jersey to Texas, announced Wednesday that it “initiated the restart of pipeline operations.” The move follows the company’s decision late last week to proactively shut down operations after its systems were infected with ransomware

The criminal group DarkSide is reportedly connected to the ransomware in question — a type of malware which encrypts a victim’s computer and demands payment in exchange for a decryption key — which Colonial says forced it to shut down its systems.  Read more…

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