Biden Asleep In The Basement: Another Crippling Hack Attack Under His Watch Causes Prices To Soar

Since Biden has been president what happened last week will be the second massive computer hack attack on the USA.

The Colonial Pipeline is one of the most important pipelines in the United States. It is roughly 5,500 miles, connects to about 30 refineries, and almost 300 distribution terminals. Those terminals supply over half of the refined products used on the east coast daily.

Last week, officials report a Russian criminal group called known as “DarkSide” used a ransomeware attack to shut the pipeline down.

“We are in the process of restoring service to other laterals and will bring our full system back online only when we believe it is safe to do so, and in full compliance with the approval of all federal regulations,” Colonial Pipeline said.

The cyberattack penetrated some of the companies information technology systems forcing the company to “proactively” take “certain systems offline to contain the threat.”

“This could be the most impactful ransomware attack in history, a cyber disaster turning into a real-world catastrophe,” said Andrew Rubin, CEO and co-founder of Illumio, a cybersecurity company.

“It’s an absolute nightmare, and it’s a recurring nightmare,” he said. “Organizations continue to rely and invest entirely on detection, as if they can stop all breaches from happening. But this approach misses attacks over and over again. Before the next inevitable breach, the president and Congress need to take action on our broken security model.”

To supplement the shutdown, tanker truckers will be allowed to work longer hours.

This is now the second major hack attack since Biden has been president.

In March, at least 30,000 organization including government offices were hacked by an aggressive Chinese cyber attack that stole emails. The cyber espionage unit in China exploited flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server email software and they were able to steal hundreds of thousands of data crippling email systems.

After the attack all the White House had to say was that they are “concerned that there are a large number of victims.”

The attack was massive.

“It’s police departments, hospitals, tons of city and state governments and credit unions,” said one source who’s working closely with federal officials on the matter. “Just about everyone who’s running self-hosted Outlook Web Access and wasn’t patched as of a few days ago got hit with a zero-day attack.”

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