Cyber Attack in America, Major East Coast Energy Pipeline shutdown:
Authorities declared a state of emergency with a cyber attack in America. In addition, the East Coast Energy Pipeline, a key U.S. power supply, has been suspended. The pipeline is operated by the Georgian Colonial Pipeline.
Authorities said they were suspending pipeline operations following a ‘Ransomware cyberattack’ on the company. However, experts say the suspension may not have an impact on the country’s energy supply and prices.
However, the reason for the closure of the pipeline is a criminal gang called Darkside, officials said. However, these cybercrime people carry out cyberattacks on various companies and demand large sums of money.
The cyberattack affected the power supply for almost three days. Authorities are trying to prevent the gap, to protect it from a cyber attack. To this end, the US government has relaxed regulations on the transportation of petroleum products. However. Gasoline. Another fuel is supplied northeast from Texas through a colonial pipeline from Georgia. It supplies about 45% of the fuel consumed on the east coast, the company said.
Authorities described the attack as ‘Ransomware’. Hackers usually lock computer systems by stealing data and freezing networks and then demand money to run it smoothly. However, the authorities have not revealed what the hackers are demanding at present. Authorities have stepped up efforts to restore the colonial pipeline.
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