Saturday, May 8, 2021

Infrastructural Attack Against US Oil Pipeline

Who is to blame for this attack against US infrastructure?

Eaton, C. & Volz, D. (2021, May 8). U.S. Pipeline Cyberattack Forces Closure. The Wall Street Journal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/cyberattack-forces-closure-of-largest-u-s-refined-fuel-pipeline-11620479737?st=z1cwiy5d49dsh9j&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink

The main pipeline carrying gasoline and diesel fuel to the U.S. East Coast was shut down by its operator after being hit with a cyberattack.Colonial Pipeline Co. operates the 5,500-mile Colonial Pipeline system taking fuel from the refineries of the Gulf Coast to the New York metro area. It said it learned Friday that it was the victim of the attack and “took certain systems offline to contain the threat, which has temporarily halted all pipeline operations.”

There are so many actors with motives, but regardless of origins these attacks are escalating ongoing infrastructural fragility, as designed, and increase the already unsustainable local and global social pressures.

Collective insanity (my previous post on this matter) is worsening as the rich dance on the highest floors of the Titanic.


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