In North Carolina, a gas station has filed a class action lawsuit against the Colonial Pipeline over fuel shortages during the ransomware attack in May. The Wilmington station claims Colonial Pipeline failed its customers by not taking adequate measures to safeguard the pipeline’s infrastructure.
After DOJ recovers millions in ransom from cyberattack, officials urge companies to protect themselves
The DOJ announced it has recovered $2.3 million in ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline to a cyber criminal gang based in Russia. That’s about half of what the company paid. Now, the government is urging companies to remain vigilant and increase their protections against attacks before it’s too late.
The Justice Department has recovered the majority of a multimillion-dollar ransom payment to hackers after a cyberattack that caused the operator of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline to halt its operations last month.
South Carolina is seeing a decrease in gas stations with fuel outages after the pipeline cyber attack earlier this month. As of Monday morning, GasBuddy says 28% of gas stations in the Palmetto State are experiencing outages.
The chief executive of Colonial Pipeline is set to testify before Congress next month about a cyberattack that caused the company to halt operations for several days. Joseph Blount is scheduled to appear before the House Homeland Security on June 9.
Colonial Pipeline’s CEO has admitted to authorizing a $4.4 million ransom payment to hackers.
Parts of South Carolina are still seeing a shortage of gas from the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack. According to GasBuddy, 38% of gas stations are still experiencing fuel outages in the Palmetto State. Officials say the majority of those are on the coast in Myrtle Beach.
Rising gas prices are being seen across the East Coast, where thousands of gas stations are still without fuel in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack. Experts say it will still take time before gas stations everywhere are back to normal, after a surge in gasoline demand.
If you are filling up at the pump here in the Midlands, it may take a few more days until you see shorter lines and more fuel.
The operator of the nation’s largest gasoline pipeline that was hit with a ransomware cyberattack says it has resumed normal operations and is now delivering millions of gallons of fuel per hour.