INCIDENT: Colonial Pipeline Ops Shut Down after Ransomware Attack

Colonial Pipeline, which operates a major pipeline system that transports fuel across the East Coast, fell victim to a ransomware attack Friday and halted all pipeline operations while it dealt with the incident, company officials said.
Colonial Pipeline did not say what was demanded or who made the demand. Ransomware attacks are typically carried out by criminal hackers who seize data and demand a large payment in order to release it.

Incident Date

May 7, 2021


United States

Estimated Cost

$4.4 million


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Threat Source:


  • Pipeline Ops Shut Down After Ransomware Attack


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