US oil pipeline paid $4.4 million to hackers after attack

20th May, 2021

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Holding tanks are seen at Colonial Pipeline's Charlotte Tank Farm in Charlotte, North Carolina, US.(via Reuters)

Colonial Pipeline said that after it learned of the May 7 ransomware attack, the company took its pipeline system offline and needed to do everything in its power to restart it quickly and safely, and made the decision then to pay the ransom.

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