[ExI] colonial pipeline shutdown

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 16:44:38 UTC 2021

On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 8:03 AM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> Some hackers somehow installed ransomware on the Colonial Pipeline system
> which caused a shutdown, resulting in fuel shortages on the east coast

Just to clarify this part too: they didn't actually get it on the pipeline
system itself, just the payment system.  Colonail Pipeline couldn't be sure
it was being paid, but it could still pump the petroleum.  It was CP's
decision to stop pumping, apparently out of fear that some customers might
not pay or might not pay enough, temporarily until the system could be
fixed and they could see who paid what.
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