The pipeline, operated by Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline, carries gasoline and other fuel from Texas to the Northeast.
By Associated Press
Colonial Pipeline did not say what was demanded or by whom, but ransomware attacks are typically carried out by criminal hackers who seize data and demand a large payment in order to release it.
By Alan Suderman, Eric Tucker, Associated Press
The statement represents the U.S. government's first formal attempt to assign responsibility for the breaches at multiple agencies and to assign a possible motive for the operation.
By Eric Tucker, Frank Bajak, Associated Press
President Donald Trump on Saturday suggested without evidence that China — not Russia — may be behind the cyberattack against the United States and tried to minimized its impact.
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
By Eric Tucker, Frank Bajak, Matthew Lee, Associated Press
The lack of any statement casts doubt on the likelihood of a swift response to the attacks and suggests any retaliation will be left in the hands of President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration.
By Associated Press
The cyberattack was first detected hours after a Saudi flight student killed three sailors and wounded eight others in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday.
By Kathleen Foody, Associated Press
Government agencies that fail to keep reliable backups of their data could be forced to choose between paying ransoms or spending even more to rebuild lost systems. Officials are increasingly turning to cybersecurity insurance to help curb the growing threat.
By PBS NewsHour
Over the last few weeks, the city of Baltimore essentially went offline after a cyberattack was followed by a ransom demand which the city refused to pay. According to the New York Times, ‘EternalBlue’, the software that wreaked havoc in…
A newly announced breach into the Marriott hotel chain’s reservation database is one of the biggest hacks in history, affecting half a billion customers in all. Amna Nawaz speaks with David Kennedy, co-founder of security firm TrustedSec, to understand what's…
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