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Operations at U.S. Natural Gas Facilities Disrupted by Ransomware Attack

February 19, 2020

The targeted organization has not been named and it’s unclear exactly when the incident occured. According to CISA, the cyberattack affected control and communication assets on the victim’s operational technology (OT) network.

A compression facility helps transport natural gas from one location to another through a pipeline. Natural gas needs to be highly pressurized during transportation, and compression facilities along the pipeline help ensure that it remains pressurized.

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