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Colonial Is Just the Latest Energy Asset Hit by Cyber-Attack (1)

May 9, 2021, 10:14 AM

A cyber-attack has never taken down a U.S. fuel pipeline quite as big as the Colonial Pipeline. It’s the nation’s largest gasoline, diesel and jet fuel system and a critical source of fuel supply for the U.S. Northeast.

But this isn’t the first time hackers have hit energy assets in America and beyond in recent years, at times disrupting services and upending operations.

“The ransomware attack on the #ColonialPipeline in the U.S. shows the critical importance of cyber resilience in efforts to ensure secure energy supplies,” Fatih Birol, the head of the International Energy Agency, said in a ...

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