The Us government issued emergency legislation on Sunday after the largest US fuel pipeline was hit by ransonmware cyber-attack.
Digital shadows thinks that the cyber-attack comes about due to coronavirus pandemic. Since most engineers mostly access control systems for the pipeline from home.
James Chappell co-founder and chief innovation officer of Digital shadows said that the research showed that the cyber-criminal gang is based in a Russian speaking country.
Chappell added that he believes the DarkSide bought account login details relating to remote desktop software like Team Viewer and Microsoft Remote Desktop.
Information on the colonial pipeline.
The colonial pipeline carries 2.5 million barrels a day- 45 % of the East coast’s supply of diesel , gasoline and jet fuel.
Effects on the nation.
A total of 18 states have been granted a temporary hours of service waiver for transporting gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and other refined petroleum products.
These states are Alabama, Arkansas , District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
Experts say the fuel prices are likely to rise 2-3% on Monday, but the impact will be far off worse if it goes much more longer.
“Unless they sort it out by Tuesday, there will be big trouble,” said Mr. Sharma. “