Federal Government Prepares to Take Lead in Protecting Industry Computer Networks
Cybersecurity
Federal Government Prepares to Take Lead in Protecting Industry Computer Networks
2021-06-10 13:04:54
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Testimony at a congressional hearing Wednesday on last month’s Colonial Pipeline Co. ransomware attack demonstrated that a bigger role for the federal government is coming soon to protect private computer networks. The Georgia-based company’s chief executive officer admitted... Read More

How Consumers Created A Pop-Up Gas Crisis
Energy
How Consumers Created A Pop-Up Gas Crisis
2021-05-17 15:29:14
by Dan McCue

It was a scene that repeated itself at intersection after intersection in the District and surrounding communities in Virginia and Maryland this past weekend. Desperate-faced drivers, their knuckles taut against their steering wheels, slowly moving past lonely gas pumps and... Read More

Gas Crunch From Cyberattack Intensifies in Nation's Capital
Cybercrime
Gas Crunch From Cyberattack Intensifies in Nation's Capital

Gas shortages at the pumps are spreading from the South to the Mid-Atlantic states, where Virginia and the District of Columbia have become some of the hardest-hit areas following a cyberattack that forced a shutdown of the nation's largest gasoline... Read More

Biden Team Moves Swiftly to Tackle Pipeline Political Peril
Cybersecurity
Biden Team Moves Swiftly to Tackle Pipeline Political Peril

The Biden administration swung aggressively into action after a primary gasoline pipeline fell prey to a cyberattack — understanding that the situation posed a possible series of political and economic risks. The pipeline shutdown was an all-hands-on-deck situation for a... Read More

Biden Says Colonial Pipeline Attack Tied to Russian Ransomware Hackers
Cybercrime
Biden Says Colonial Pipeline Attack Tied to Russian Ransomware Hackers
2021-05-11 15:17:05
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The ongoing energy crisis created by a Russian gang’s ransomware attack late last week led the Biden administration to announce a multi-pronged strategy for confronting it on Monday. While President Biden declared an emergency, Colonial Pipeline officials said... Read More

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