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Colonial Pipeline ransomware hack and gas shortage fears: What you need to know – CNET

A weekend shutdown of the pipeline is still playing out along the East Coast.

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Colonial Pipeline was the target of a ransomware attack that forced it to shut down operations.
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The weekend shutdown of a major US petroleum pipeline after a ransomware attack has highlighted the vulnerability of the country’s critical infrastructure, which has been the target of an increasing number of cyberattacks. Colonial Pipeline, which operates the main gas artery along the East Coast, shut down the pipeline Friday after discovering ransomware on its computer systems. The FBI…

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