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FBI wins one battle recovering bitcoin ransom, but it's still a war

Jun 8, 2021
Cryptocurrencies have allowed digital ransom and extortion to explode in recent years.
Deputy U.S. Attorney General Lisa Monaco announces the recovery of millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency from the Colonial Pipeline Co. ransomware attacks on June 7, 2021.
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Between pipeline shutdown and bridge closure, it's "one thing after another" in the barge business

May 20, 2021
"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal checks in with Austin Golding, president of Golding Barge Line.
An empty gas station in Arlington, Virginia last week.
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Pipeline firms seek to avoid cybersecurity mandates, despite Colonial hack

May 17, 2021
Companies don’t need to share information on outages with the government or others in the industry.
Electric power companies and airlines are required to report cybersecurity threats to the government. Why are pipeline companies exempt?
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Colonial Pipeline shutdown highlights need for more cybersecurity professionals

May 13, 2021
By one estimate, the U.S. needs at least 360,000 more cybersecurity professionals.
As these kinds of cyberattacks are becoming more common, demand is growing for cybersecurity experts.
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Colonial Pipeline shutdown prompts federal, state action to move fuel

May 12, 2021
Georgia, for example, has increased the amount of weight trucks are allowed to carry on its roads and bridges.
The pipeline network carries 2.5 million barrels of fuel a day from the Gulf Coast all up along the East Coast.
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Fuel shortages at gas stations following pipeline hack

May 12, 2021
Many people are running out to top up ... just in case.
Gas stations begin to run out of gasoline after drivers rushed to fill up on May 11, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Colonial Pipeline hack reveals critical infrastructure risks

May 10, 2021
The Biden administration plans new cyber rules for agencies and contractors involved in critical infrastructure.
Hackers breached the operations of the Colonial Pipeline, which delivers fuel to the eastern United States.
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How a gas shortage got worse with panic buying

Sep 23, 2016
Gas stations in the Nashville region reported a 50 percent spike in customers last weekend.
Zeroed out: A a Shell station in Nashville was out of gas earlier during the Colonial Pipeline closure.
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A single pipeline leak slows the Southeast

Sep 19, 2016
Many kinds of disconnects impact pipelines these days: some physical, others cognitive.
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