Cyberattack forces major US fuel pipeline to shutdown
A cyberattack has forced the temporary shutdown of one of the US' largest pipelines - read more
A cyberattack forced the temporary shutdown of one of the US' largest pipelines Friday, highlighting already heightened concerns over the vulnerabilities in the nation's critical infrastructure.
The operator, Colonial Pipeline, which transports more than 100 million gallons of gasoline and other fuel daily from Houston to the New York Harbour, according to its website, said it learned of the cyberattack on Friday, causing them to pause operations.
"In response, we proactively took certain systems offline to contain the threat, which has temporarily halted all pipeline operations, and affected some of our IT systems," the company said in a statement.