An hour-long blackout struck several US airlines, Australian financial firms and other global companies, with the problem traced to US-based tech provider Akamai.
US Justice Department says it has recovered more than half of $4.4 million paid by Colonial Pipeline to Russia-based ransomware extortionists Darkside, who had forced shutdown of major US fuel network.
President Joe Biden reassured the American public that fuel conditions would slowly return to normal in the coming week.
The hack prompted the Colonial Pipeline to shut down some operations, leading to panic buying and gasoline shortages in the United States.
Officials warn any shortages seen at individual petrol stations are a result of people “panic buying” and not the Colonial Pipeline shutdown itself.
Colonial Pipeline says a cyberattack forced it to temporarily halt all operations on a major pipeline that delivers roughly 45 percent of all fuel consumed on the US East Coast.
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