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May 11, 2021

Russia Denies Involvement in Darkside Attack on Colonial Pipeline

U.S. officials believe Russian cybercriminals were behind a ransomware attack that shut down a major artery of America’s fuel supply, portending similar attacks on U.S. infrastructure.

The incident represents "the most significant publicly known cyberattack on the U.S. energy sector," according to an analysis note from private intelligence firm Stratfor early Tuesday, "and exposes the vulnerability of U.S. critical infrastructure and U.S. companies to ransomware attacks, attacks the U.S. government is increasingly trying to combat." It noted such attacks have increased 485% from 2019 to 2020.

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