​The attack against Colonial Pipeline by the cyber-criminal gang DarkSide is the latest glaring example of just how vulnerable some critical systems and infrastructure are to attack. The attack has taken 45% of the fuel supplied to the U.S East Coast region completely offline since May 7th. Along the East Coast region, the public is experiencing long lines and fuel outages at many gas stations due to panic buying, with gas prices also running higher as a consequence. While public details of the actual attack chain remain scant, early speculation is that the attack may have started with a phishing attack, leading to widespread compromise of systems over weeks or months.

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