Synopsis of the Attack
In the spring of 2021, news broke in reference to a cyber attack on Colonial Pipeline company–an American oil pipeline system. As a proactive measure and in response to the attack, the company swiftly shut down its pipeline system and halted all pipeline operations to contain the attack. Eventually, the company restarted its entire pipeline system and resumed normal business within days; however, not until it paid millions of dollars as a ransom. What could possibly be the cause of this attack? Was it due to an insider attached, a leaked password, an inactive VPN account, or a lack of multifactor authentication? It was believed that the hackers breached the company using a compromised password probably retrieved from the dark web. The ransomware cyberattack crippled the computerized systems and led to a shortage of fuel across the East Coast. During the attack, the Department of Energy (DOE) and FBI got involved to provide situational awareness, analysis of impacts, support, and other response efforts. This was in an attempt to resume operations without delay while moving fuel supplies to impacted areas to mitigate or minimize impacts to consumers.
What to Expect
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Response, Impact, Root Cause Analysis, and Lessons Learned
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