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Biden administration imposed emergency mode due to cyberattack on operator of large pipeline Colonial Pipeline

Biden administration imposed emergency mode due to cyberattack on operator of large pipeline Colonial Pipeline
The US administration announced the decision to declare another emergency. Recall, that a few weeks ago - immediately after a telephone conversation with Vladimir Putin - Joe Biden declared an emergency "in connection with the actions of Russia". Then the White House declared, that the Russian government is pursuing a policy, which "threatens the interests of the United States of America".

New emergency (some US media outlets write about the state of emergency), proclaimed by the Biden-Harris administration in connection with the cyber attack on the Colonial Pipeline.

This is a pipeline network, which is the largest in the United States. The operator is the company of the same name, which regulates the operation of pipeline systems with a total length of about 9 thousand. km. Computer system, serving main pipeline, was hit by a ransomware virus.

Biden administration imposed emergency mode due to cyberattack on operator of large pipeline Colonial Pipeline

US information resources write about, that the President of the United States introduced an emergency regime due to the danger, which arose in terms of supplying fuel to several large American cities at once. There is a risk of disruption to airport operating schedules due to the likelihood of a shortage of aviation fuel.

The main problem concerns the cities and airports of the east coast of the United States.

Meanwhile, the American media traditionally "found the guilty". CNN TV channel came out with a report, which states, what a hacker attack on computer networks, supervising the work of the Colonial Pipeline, spent faces, allegedly related to Russia. At the same time, the channel refers to former officials of the American administration..

The conclusion about the "attitude of hackers to Russia" in the US is made, as stated, based on the study of the program code, where the ban on computer attacks is supposedly visible, using Russian and some other languages ​​of the CIS countries.

Biden administration imposed emergency mode due to cyberattack on operator of large pipeline Colonial Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline is currently shut down. He provided pumping 2,5 million barrels of fuel per day. This is almost half of all volumes of hydrocarbon fuel pumping in the eastern United States..

Now the US authorities, introducing emergency mode, reorganize the supply of motor fuel - for example, using transportation by sea and by road and rail. For obvious reasons,, it will cost significantly more for the end consumer of fuel.

The States Press writes, that the pipeline may be idle for several days. This could lead to a collapse in the power system of the largest city in the United States. – New York.

used photos:Colonial Pipeline

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