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Cyber attack shuts down US fuel pipeline ‘jugular’ – Sydney Morning Herald

The incident is one of the most disruptive digital ransom operations ever reported.

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The former official earlier said investigators were looking at DarkSide, which is known for deploying ransomware and extorting victims while avoiding targets in post-Soviet states. Ransomware is a type of malware designed to lock down systems by encrypting data and demanding payment to regain access.
Colonial said it had engaged a cybersecurity firm to help the investigation and contacted law enforcement and federal agencies.
The cybersecurity industry sources said cybersecurity firm FireEye was…

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