The hottest oil pipeline was shut down by hackers,

2022-08-24
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Oil pipelines were shut down by hackers. Many places in the United States entered a state of emergency. On May 11, the U.S. government announced on May 9 that 17 states and Washington, D.C. entered a state of emergency. The reason is that the largest fuel transmission pipeline in the United States was forced to shut down due to network attacks, which affected 45% of the fuel supply of gasoline, diesel and other fuels on the east coast of the United States. It is not clear when it will recover

ABC: this pipeline system is between Houston and New Jersey, with a total length of 5500 miles. After the cyber attack, 45% of the fuel supply on the east coast was suspended

affected by the pipeline interruption, the federal automobile transportation safety administration under the U.S. Department of transportation issued a regional emergency statement on the 9th, temporarily granting exemptions to the transportation of gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel and other refined oil products in 17 states and Washington, D.C., in order to transport by road and reduce the negative impact of the shutdown of oil pipelines on the local area

on May 7 local time, corona, the largest refined oil transportation pipeline operator in the United States, was attacked by hackers. On August 8, the company issued a statement saying that after encountering a 20KN (3) 00kn blackmail software attack with a relatively large load, they took the initiative to cut off the network connections of some systems, which made all pipeline transportation stop temporarily with the vehicle's lightweight. As of September 9, the main pipeline was still interrupted, and the company has not given a recovery date

according to U.S. media reports, the pipeline operated by corona was completed in 1963, starting from Houston, Texas, and heading north to New York port. It is about 8900 kilometers long and passes through 12 states. It is the largest refined oil transportation pipeline in the United States. According to company officials, the average daily oil delivery volume of this pipeline is 380million liters. The pipeline supplies 45% of gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel for the east coast of the United States, as well as oil supplies for military bases

corona said in a statement on the 9th that it had hired a third-party network security company to investigate and was cooperating with the U.S. Department of energy to study the resumption of operations. The Federal Bureau of investigation and the Department of Homeland Security also participated in the investigation

"gasoline partner" station senior analyst Patrick Dehan: it is very important to put this pipeline back into use. If the current situation continues for more than four days, there may be some problems in the supply side

a number of American media commented that network attacks against the U.S. energy system are gradually normalizing, exposing the vulnerability of large infrastructure facilities in the United States at the network security level, and all the data information of this group of experiments in the selected line will be shown in the box below as "disturbing signals"

the intruder or a professional criminal gang

the investigation into the cyber attack on important energy pipelines in the United States is ongoing. According to the associated press, a source familiar with the investigation said that the incident was related to a criminal gang called the "dark side"

corona pipeline transportation company previously said that the company was blackmailed. In such attacks, hackers usually lock the network by encrypting data, and then extort ransom. A source said that hackers stole the data of corona pipeline transportation company. The New York Times said that this kind of cyber crime can be compared to "kidnapping of data"

the corona pipeline transportation company did not specify whether the ransom was paid and who the attacker was

the Associated Press reported that this was the most serious cyber attack on the key infrastructure of the United States so far. Independent oil market analyst goraf Sharma pointed out that if the pipeline problem could not be solved by the 11th, it would bring great trouble to the oil supply in many states on the east coast

in response to this cyber attack, some American media pointed the spearhead at Russia, saying that the "dark side" criminal gang may be related to Russia. The United States and Russian officials did not respond to this

US media: infrastructure aging highlights vulnerability

affected by the shutdown of oil pipelines, regional oil prices fluctuated. According to relevant data, the oil price in the area where the corona pipeline passes on May 8 increased by 4% over the previous week. On the 9th, US gasoline futures also rose by more than 4%, a new high since May 2018. If the pipeline cannot be restarted quickly, the trend of international oil prices may also be affected in the next few days. Some analysts pointed out that the incident highlighted the vulnerability of some infrastructure in the United States

the New York Times reported that this important oil pipeline has served the East Coast States since the early 1960s and is now forced to close, highlighting the vulnerability of the aging infrastructure connected to the Internet

some friends said, "it's time to upgrade our infrastructure." "Our key infrastructure and systems are vulnerable to network attacks. I hope the bill on infrastructure can solve this problem."

some network experts said that nowadays, network automated attack tools are gradually emerging, and criminals are increasingly rampant in using cryptocurrency to ask victims to pay ransom, making it more difficult for law enforcement departments to track criminals. Infrastructure companies should update their systems in time to strengthen network security, otherwise they will face huge losses

some important departments in the United States have been attacked by hackers repeatedly. Last December, at least six federal agencies of the US government were attacked. Through investigation, U.S. network security officials found that the attacker captured a software owned by the network management software manufacturer "Solarwind" and implanted malicious code in the updated patch. The software company has 300000 users worldwide, including many federal agencies such as the U.S. State Department and the Department of defense. At that time, some American politicians and media also pushed on Russia, which refuted it

not only the United States, cyber attacks are a major problem facing many countries around the world

in 2010, Iran's Natanz uranium enrichment base was attacked by the "earthquake" virus, and at least one fifth of centrifuges were destroyed. Since then, Iran has also been attacked by the "earthquake" virus and its variants several times, and the power system, communication system and industrial system have been affected to varying degrees. Although there is no final conclusion about the person behind the production of the "earthquake" virus, many media and experts speculate that this virus was jointly developed by the U.S. National Security Agency and Israeli intelligence agencies

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