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Fuel shortages in the United States are declining

Gasoline shortages in the United States have been declining as about 1,000 gas stations have been supplied with additional supplies, and colonial operations have resumed.

The petrol shortage that has ravaged the east coast of the United States in recent weeks has been slowly declining since Sunday. It informs the news agency Reuters. About a thousand stations have received additional supplies, although a few more stations are at risk of drying out. Colonial pipeline is recovering from a cyber attack disabled by the DarkSite hacker group. This hack shut down the system for six days.

The colonial pipeline has been one of the arteries of the American energy network since the 1960s. He departs from Houston in the Gulf of Mexico and travels nearly 9,000 kilometers to New Jersey. Thus, she crosses twelve states. Almost the entire east coast of the United States depends on the pipeline for its energy distribution.

Last Wednesday, the colony was able to resume its operations. According to information provided by the news agency Bloomberg From the two insiders, the company would have paid nearly $ 5 million in ransom to cybercriminals. The FBI is linking the attack to a hacker joint operation targeted from Eastern Europe or Russia. After payment, in undetectable cryptocurrencies, the colony regains access to its computer systems, and again is able to pipe 2.5 million barrels of gasoline, diesel and heating oil on a daily basis.

The cyber attack prevented millions of barrels of petrol, diesel and jet fuel from reaching tanks across eastern America. Press Company Reuters This is called ‘ever-destructive cyber attack’.

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