Colonial Pipeline restarts operations after ransomware attack

Colonial Pipeline will soon resume its normal operations after being forced to shut down due to a ransomware attack. The company has announced that it has initiated its return to service at 5PM Eastern time on May 12th. Since it will take some time to deliver gasoline and diesel to all the areas it serves, some locations may continue suffering from fuel shortage. Colonial promises to “move as much gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel as is safely possible,” though, “until markets return to normal.”

The pipeline company was targeted by the DarkSide ransomware group, which demanded nearly $5 million in bitcoin. Colonial is a major source of fuel for

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