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    Default Colonial Pipeline shuts down gas lines after cyberattack

    A company that operates the country’s largest fuel pipeline system has shut down many of its operations due to a “cyber attack”.

    Colonial Pipeline released a statement Friday night stating it was victim to a “cybersecurity attack” which forced it to “take certain systems” offline to contain the threat.

    More importantly, the fuel pipeline provider says it’s had to “temporarily halt all pipeline operations”.

    The company says it is trying to resolve the issue as quickly as it can and return to normal operation. It’s statement adds that Colonial Pipeline continues investigating the “nature and scope” of the incident and has been in touch with law enforcement and other federal agencies.

    There’s no word at this time if or how this may impact fuel supplies.

    https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/nor...E4MKBTDFLUMRE/

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    Default Re: Colonial Pipeline shuts down gas lines after cyberattack

    Better go fill up the boat.
    Fight Entropy, build a wooden boat!

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    Default Re: Colonial Pipeline shuts down gas lines after cyberattack

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    There’s no word at this time if or how this may impact fuel supplies.
    lol
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    Default Re: Colonial Pipeline shuts down gas lines after cyberattack

    It struck only IT networks, not operational network. Colonial shut down ops as precaution to avoid spread. "The company learned of the attack on some of its 'information technology' or corporate network systems" but “proactively took certain systems offline to contain the threat"

    Kim Zetter, cyber security writer on the Twitter machine.

    It is a ransomware attack by Eastern European criminal enterprises.
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    Default Re: Colonial Pipeline shuts down gas lines after cyberattack

    We will know whe a war has started not by the fall of bombs, but by the shut down of everything connected to the net and the dissapearnce of everyones bank records.

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    Default Re: Colonial Pipeline shuts down gas lines after cyberattack

    Well whatever happens the tank in the boat is full.
    Colonial shut down once when we were living in ATL. Regular was scarce, premium was unobtainable, but some toluene took care of that problem.
    Plenty of diesel available though.
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    Default Re: Colonial Pipeline shuts down gas lines after cyberattack

    Usually it's refinery fires about now that are the reason for gas prices to go up.
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    Default Re: Colonial Pipeline shuts down gas lines after cyberattack

    I remember when they shut down before. I filled up the Toyota today, it was down to 1/4 tank.

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    Default Re: Colonial Pipeline shuts down gas lines after cyberattack

    Prices have been steadily rising - now they'll take a big jump.

    One would hope they have a disaster recovery plan, but if the recent hospital ransomware attacks are any example, the probably don't.
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    Default Re: Colonial Pipeline shuts down gas lines after cyberattack

    All the more reason to keep that pipeline out of Canada off of the table.
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    Default Re: Colonial Pipeline shuts down gas lines after cyberattack

    Pipeline attacker Darkside suddenly goes dark—here’s what we know

    Darkside—the ransomware group that disrupted gasoline distribution across a wide swath of the US this week—has gone dark, leaving it unclear if the group is ceasing, suspending, or altering its operations or is simply orchestrating an exit scam.

    On Thursday, all eight of the dark web sites Darkside used to communicate with the public went down, and they remain down as of publication time. Overnight, a post attributed to Darkside claimed, without providing any evidence, that the group’s website and content distribution infrastructure had been seized by law enforcement, along with the cryptocurrency it had received from victims.

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    Default Re: Colonial Pipeline shuts down gas lines after cyberattack

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    Pipeline attacker Darkside suddenly goes dark—here’s what we know

    Darkside—the ransomware group that disrupted gasoline distribution across a wide swath of the US this week—has gone dark, leaving it unclear if the group is ceasing, suspending, or altering its operations or is simply orchestrating an exit scam.

    On Thursday, all eight of the dark web sites Darkside used to communicate with the public went down, and they remain down as of publication time. Overnight, a post attributed to Darkside claimed, without providing any evidence, that the group’s website and content distribution infrastructure had been seized by law enforcement, along with the cryptocurrency it had received from victims.
    Maybe good news. Perhaps just scattering to regroup later.

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    Default Re: Colonial Pipeline shuts down gas lines after cyberattack

    Yes, but rest assured. The CIA's diversity and equity program is progressing swimmingly.

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    Default Re: Colonial Pipeline shuts down gas lines after cyberattack

    Feds get back much of the crypto currency used to pay the ransom.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...ent-recovered/
    Will

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    Default Re: Colonial Pipeline shuts down gas lines after cyberattack

    So much for the untracable.

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    Default Re: Colonial Pipeline shuts down gas lines after cyberattack

    Quote Originally Posted by willmarsh3 View Post
    Feds get back much of the crypto currency used to pay the ransom.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...ent-recovered/

    Looks like the “affiliate” made off with the loot

    DarkSide operates under a ransomware-as-a-service model in which it provides the malware that a criminal affiliate can use to lock up data on a victim’s computer system. When the victim pays the ransom to free up the system, the affiliate keeps a majority of the payment, while DarkSide gets the rest.

    In this case, about 85 percent of the payment most likely was to have gone to DarkSide’s affiliate, said Tom Robinson, co-founder of Elliptic, a cryptocurrency analytics firm. Elliptic spotted the wallet suspected of holding Colonial’s ransom payment on May 14.
    The 63.7 bitcoin were the affiliate’s share, Robinson said. It is not clear who has the rest of the proceeds, he said.

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