Fears of gas price surge after ‘DarkSide’ cyber attack shuts Colonial Pipeline between Texas and NJ that carries 45% of East Coast fuel: Experts call it ‘most significant assault on infrastructure to date in the US’

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The largest gasoline pipeline in the country was shut down on Friday after a sophisticated ransomware attack, which experts are calling the most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date.

In a Saturday statement, Colonial Pipeline said that it ‘proactively took certain systems offline to contain the threat, which has temporarily halted all pipeline operations, and affected some of our IT systems.’ 

The hackers are likely a professional cybercriminal group, and a group dubbed ‘DarkSide’ was among the potential suspects, two U.S. government officials told Reuters.

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