Victim: Colonial Pipeline
Colonial Pipeline said the ransomware attack Friday affected some of its information technology systems and the company moved proactively to take certain systems offline, halting pipeline operations, according to a report by The Associated Press. The company said it delivers roughly 45 percent of all fuel consumed on the East Coast.
In an earlier statement, it said it was “taking steps to understand and resolve this issue” with an eye toward returning to normal operations.
The Alpharetta, Georgia-based company transports gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and home heating oil from refineries primarily located on the Gulf Coast through pipelines running from Texas to New Jersey. Its pipeline system spans more than 5,500 miles, transporting more than 100 million gallon a day.