[ExI] colonial pipeline shutdown

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 19:04:10 UTC 2021

So in other words, Adrian, if all just followed the IT's instructions we'd
have a safer world.  However, stupidity and egotism will never leave us,
esp. at the managerial level.  bill w

On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 11:48 AM Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> 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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