Global Politics Podcast

Episode 88: Cyber attack on US energy grid

May 20, 2021 Global Politics
Global Politics Podcast
Episode 88: Cyber attack on US energy grid
Show Notes

On 12 May, Colonial Pipeline restarted operations after being shut for five days due to a ransomware attack on 7 May. Colonial said in a statement: "Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal." Bloomberg and the New York Times reported that the company paid USD 5 million (about 75 Bitcoin) as ransom to DarkSide, the hacking group responsible for the attack.