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Colonial Pipeline discloses data breach after May ransomware attack

August 17, 2021

Colonial Pipeline has started notifying more than 5000 people that had their personal information compromised after a ransomware attack that took place in May.

The Colonial Pipeline facility in Pelham, Alabama was hit by a cybersecurity attack, its operators were forced to shut down its systems. The pipeline allows carrying 2.5 million barrels of refined gasoline and jet fuel each day up the East Coast from Texas to New York, it covers 45 percent of the East Coast’s fuel supplies.

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