Colonial Pipeline, the operator of the American Pipeline, which was recently paralyzed by a cyber attack, faced IT problems again on Tuesday, but assured that they had nothing to do with the hack and that they had not stopped the supply of refined products.
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The company’s internal server, which allows customers to place orders properly, was caught up with “intermittent interruptions” in the morning, a spokesman told AFP.
The service was “restored” today, according to a message posted on Colonial Pipeline’s Twitter account.
“These issues are not related to ransomware or system restore,” the company said.
The group fell victim to ransomware on May 7, a project that exploited security holes to encrypt computer systems and demanded ransom money to open them.
U.S. police say a Dark Site criminal group is behind the attack. Colonial pipeline hackers have been paid $ 5 million, according to several U.S. media outlets.
The computer system was finally restarted five days later and the Colonial Pipeline promised to be “fully operational” again on Monday and that petrol, diesel and kerosene would be carried back to “normal levels”.
“It will take some time to catch up with the fuel supply chain,” the company warned Monday.
Colonial Pipeline is the largest operator of refined pipelines in the United States, carrying more than 8,800 kilometers of pipeline fuel from refineries off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico to the Northeastern United States.
Panic ensued last week, with many motorists worried about the drought and rushing to gas stations.
More than 10,000 stations in the southeastern United States cut off fuel Tuesday morning, with the worst affected areas being the capital, Washington, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. .