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US passes emergency waiver after fuel pipeline cyber-attack

The Colonial Pipeline, that carries 2.5 million barrels a day, was completely knocked offline by a cyber-criminal gang on Friday

US passes emergency waiver after fuel pipeline cyber-attack

US passes emergency waiver after fuel pipeline cyber-attack photo credit: bbc

The US government issued emergency legislation on Sunday after the largest fuel pipeline in the US was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack.

Cyber-criminal gang

The Colonial Pipeline, that carries 2.5 million barrels a day, was completely knocked offline by a cyber-criminal gang on Friday and is still working to restore service.

The emergency waiver enables fuel to be transported by road.

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