CISA and FBI alert: DarkSide ransomware used in Colonial Pipeline cyberattack (and mitigation guidance) – updated

The FBI and CISA have published a joint cybersecurity alert on a new ransomware variant “DarkSide” used in recent cyberattack against pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline. The alert also includes best practice guidance in disrupting ransomware attacks.

Pipeline ransomware attack shuts down 45% of East Coast’s fuel (US passes emergency waiver, systems restarted) – updated

A ransomware attack has crippled the largest U.S. pipeline operator, Colonial Pipeline, shutting down 45% of the East Coast’s supply of fuel. As a result, USDOT issued an emergency waiver to allow easier transports of fuel by truck in those states affected. Colonial also issued a new statement confirming pipeline systems have been restarted.