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Colonial Pipeline resumes operation after malware attack

After an extensive malware attack shut down the US east coast's main fuel artery last week, Colonial Pipeline came back online Wednesday evening.

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The US' largest pipeline for refined petroleum products is operating again after being closed for days due to a cyberattack resulting in a major fuel shortage in the southeastern part of the country, Reuters reports.

The company running the pipeline was subjected to a ransomware attack, meaning hackers seize and withhold data and system control until paid a ransom sum.

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