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Pipeline operations restart following ransomware attack

Colonial Pipeline confirmed pipeline operations were restarted on Wednesday evening. According to the company, it will take several days for the delivery supply chain to return to normal. As a result, some areas may continue to experience temporary interruptions. In their latest update, Colonial Pipeline emphasized they are focused on safety as they attempt to return to normal operation. https://twitter.com/Colpipe/status/1392590110231863297/photo/1 The post Pipeline operations restart following ransomware attack appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Fact check: Viral Twitter photo of plastic bags full of gas was taken in 2019

“Do not fill plastic bags with gasoline:” that’s the message from the US Consumer Product and Safety Commission. Seems fair, considering highly flammable liquids, plastic bags and cars are a potentially disastrous combination. The Colonial Pipeline, which is responsible for 45% of the east coast’s fuel supply, was cyber-attacked by a Russian criminal group called DarkSide on Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed on Monday. In order to mitigate the attack on the company’s technology systems, Colonial Pipeline took certain systems offline. Since then, some people...

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State officials urge Floridians not to panic amid ongoing gas pipeline woes

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — Millions of people along the east coast are rushing to fuel up their cars as another day passes that the Colonial Pipeline is shut down. Russian hackers forced the pipeline to stop their normal operations and fears of a gas shortage are growing. Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida are all under a state of emergency. But that doesn’t mean we’re in any danger yet. State officials are urging people to avoid panicking and hoarding gasoline. The major pipeline normally transports fuel across the east coast and throughout the southeast, but not in...

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Gasoline demand spikes in several states after pipeline hack

(CNN) — A growing number of gas stations along the East Coast are without fuel as nervous drivers aggressively fill up their tanks following a ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline, a critical artery for gasoline. The panic-buying threatens to exacerbate the supply shock. As of 4 pm ET Tuesday, 8.5% of gas stations in North Carolina and 7.7% in Virginia didn’t have gasoline, according to outage figures reported by GasBuddy, an app that tracks fuel prices and demand. The Virginia figure was flat from 11 am ET, while North Carolina was...

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DeSantis declares state of emergency after Colonial Pipeline cyber attack

FLORIDA – Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Tuesday after a cyber attack Friday caused a major U.S.fuel pipeline to temporarily halt operations. DeSantis said the emergency order will be in place while crews work to fully resume operations of the Colonial Pipeline. READ THE EMERGENCY ORDER HERE: DeSantis Emergency Order by Olivia Hyde on Scribd The Colonial Pipeline is responsible for transferring a substantial amount of fuel to the East Coast of the US but the closure still poses a threat to Florida, DeSantis said. A Russian criminal group called DarkSide could be...

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