A long line of American gas stations. Americans are worried about fuel shortages because the main oil pipeline in the United States has been closed for several days due to ransomware being hacked.
Due to cyber attacks on colonial pipelines, various ICT systems are in place Since sunday flat. Some gas stations have run out of fuel, so the driver has been accumulating other pumps.
Shortages have made gasoline and diesel more expensive in many places. This is why people are still trying to buy a lot of things before they become more expensive.
Some of the drivers even spent the night at the gas station. One of the drivers said:
US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm (Jennifer Granholm) called for a stop to hoarding. She said that according to Granholm, there is no shortage of fuel, but now it is mainly a supply issue. Against the Associated Press. “We have gasoline, we just need to put it in the right place.”
The hacker behind the cyber attack apologized yesterday. The organization calls itself DarkSide, claiming that it is pursuing money, but it will never intend to destroy society. According to the FBI, DarkSide is a Russian hacker group that hacked into the computer systems of large companies and organizations. The group itself claimed that part of the profits went to charities.
US President Biden said earlier this week that there is no evidence that the Russian government was involved in the attack. However, he did point out that, in a sense, the Kremlin must take responsibility because it is a collective that may operate in Russia. The Russian Embassy denied involvement.
Every day, 2.5 million barrels of oil, diesel and other refined products pass through Colonial’s pipeline. It involves nearly 9,000 kilometers of pipelines, mainly from the Gulf of Mexico to the southern and eastern United States. The company said it transported 45% of its fuel in the east of the country.
The colony hopes to restore most of his network by this weekend. It is not clear how much the hackers are asking for, or whether the pipeline operator will pay any price for it.