One of the largest U.S. oil pipelines was temporarily shut down yesterday due to a cyberattack.
The Colonial Pipeline pipeline, which carries more than 100 million gallons of gasoline and other fuel daily from Houston to New York Harbor, has been temporarily halted due to a cyberattack, CNN reported.
The company said certain systems had been decommissioned to contain the threat, which caused a temporary halt to operations across the entire pipeline and affected the systems of certain information technologies.
The statement also said the company had signed a cybersecurity firm for investigation and contacted federal agencies.
Russia has previously been blamed in the UNITED States for the “SolarWinds” cyberattack, which targeted the country’s government agencies.
China allegedly carried out the cyberattack, which is estimated to have gained access to the information of 30,000 organizations through Microsoft.