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Thu May 13, 2021, 11:15 AM

Colonial Pipeline hack was 'wakeup call' on U.S. cyber vulnerability, Buttigieg says

Source: CNBC


PUBLISHED THU, MAY 13 20219:07 AM EDT UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO

Emma Newburger
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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Thursday that the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline has been a “wakeup call” for U.S. cybersecurity vulnerability.

Colonial is still struggling with a cybersecurity attack that forced its entire system offline on Friday and triggered widespread fuel shortages across the Southeast.

Buttigieg’s remarks come a day after President Joe Biden signed an executive order to help strengthen U.S. cybersecurity defenses.


Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Thursday that the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, the operator of the country’s largest fuel pipeline, has been a “wakeup call” for U.S. cybersecurity vulnerability.

Colonial is still struggling with a cybersecurity attack that forced its entire system offline on Friday and triggered widespread fuel shortages across the East Coast. The company restarted operations Wednesday afternoon but said the system won’t return to normal for several days.

“This has been a wakeup call on how actors anywhere in the world can impact us right here at home,” Buttigieg said during an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” He added that the all-of-government response to the hack has “really paid off.”

Buttigieg’s remarks come a day after President Joe Biden signed an executive order to help strengthen U.S. cybersecurity defenses.





Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/13/colonial-pipeline-hack-wakeup-call-on-us-cyber-vulnerability-buttigieg.html



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 11:22 AM

1. Are republicans still holding up the infrastructure bill?

Why do they hate America so much?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 01:18 PM

2. This is hardly breaking news. These kinds of attacks have

been going on for years. It's just that they don't normally affect millions of people.

I realize I know almost nothing about computers and programming, but it seems as though a lot of organizations and businesses are very lax in their security.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 02:08 PM

3. Test run for a power grid cyber attack? Hope they have better safeguards

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