Roundup Pipeline breakdown leads to urgent issues for Biden administration

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2021-05-23

"Myadministrationwillbepursuingaglobaleffortofransomwareattacksbytransnationalcriminalswhooftenuseglobalmoney-launderingnetworkstocarrythemout,",May12(Xinhua)--ytriggeredoffadiresituationoftriplepredicamentfortheJoeBidenadministrationtocopewith,whichmightescalateanddeteriorateonthethreefrontsoffuelsupply,,themostexpensivelevelsinceOctober2014,,500-milepipelinesystemtransportsmorethan100milliongallonsofgasoline,diesel,jetfuelandheatingoilperday,orroughly45percentoffuelconsumvousdriversaggressivelyfilluptheirtanksfollowingtheransomwareattackthatshutdownthecriticalarteryforgasoline."Thepanic-buyingthreatenstoexacerbatethesupplyshock,",thavegasoline,accordingtooutagefiguresreportedbyGasBuddy,anappthattracksfuelpricesanddemand."Wevealreadyseenhighergasprices,"TiffanyWright,aspokeswomanfortheAmericanAutomobileAssociation(AAA)intheCarolinas,wasquotedbytheNationalPublicRadio(NPR)assaying."Theyhavegoneupashighfromanywherefromthreeto10centsovernight."LaterTuesday,"TheWhiteHouseandtheDepartmentofEnergyhavebeenleadinganinteragencyresponsetotheColonialPipelinehack,"GranholmsaidataWhiteHousepressbriefing,notingthatthecurrentsupplycrunchwasintheareasthatwereaffectedbythepipeline,predominantlytheSoutheast,suchasthestatesofNorthCarolina,SouthCarolina,Tennessee,Georgia,,spipeline,thecountryslargestconduitforgasolineanddieseltotheEastCoast,highlightstheneedforadditionalprotectionandoversighttohelpshieldtheoil-and-gascompaniesthatpowermuchofthecountryseconomicactivity,cyberexpertstoldthemedia."ThepipelinesectorisabitoftheWildWest,"saidJohnCusimano,vicepresidentofcybersecurityataeSolutions,aconsultingfirmthas2020regulationsforthemaritimesectorthatrequiredcompaniesoperatingportsandterlandgassaidtheirorganizationsarereadytorespondtoabreach,ttakebasicprecautionssuchasencryptingdataorconductingdryrunsofattacks,saidAndyLee,whochairsthefirmectricReliabilityCorp.,anonprofitthatreviewscompaniessecuritymeasuresandhasthepowertoimposemillion-dollarfinesiftheydonanies,saidTobiasWhitney,vicepresidentofenergysecuritysolutionsatFortressInformationSecurity,aerous,professional-scalehack-for-ransomthreatisspreadingrapidlyandcripplinginstitutionsintheUnitedStates,reportedTheWallStreetJournalonWednesday."Attacksaregrowinginnumberandscaleasmillionsofpeopleacrossthecountryworkorattendschoolremotely,insomecasesopeningbackdoorstonetworkswithoutcorporateorinstitutionalsecurityprotections,"considerransomwareasthemostseriouscybersecuritythreattotheUnitedStates,scomputersandmakesthemsorbe,PresidentJoeBidenhasvowedhisadministrationispreparedtotakeadditionalstepstorespondtothecybersecurityattackontheColonialPipeline."TheFederalBureauofInvestigationhasdeterminedColonialsnetworkwasinfectedbyransomware,anditsacriminalact,obviously,"Bidensaid,addingtheagenciesacrossthegovernmenthaveactedquicklytomitigateanyimpactonthefuelsupply."Myadministrationwillbepursuingaglobaleffortofransomwareattacksbytransnationalcriminalswhooftenuseglobalmoney-launderingnetworkstocarrythemout,"addedthepresident.。