Cyber Attack Shuts Down Vital Fuel Pipeline To Northeast U.S. | Forbes

One of America’s energy jugulars, the 5,500-mile, 100 million gallon-per day Colonial pipeline network, was shut down Friday night because of what the company refers to as a “cybersecurity attack.”

The incident is ongoing, the company says, and is already under investigation by private cyber forces and federal agencies.

The alleged attack disrupts the nation’s largest gasoline and diesel fuel pipeline system, which supplies 45% of fuel supplies to the East Coast, including New York harbor and airports.

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