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Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack and Shutdown Complaint

June 21, 2021

In May 2021, the Colonial Pipeline Company was hit with a ransomware attack that locked data in its systems and led to a pipeline shutdown. Colonial quickly paid the ransom, but it took five days to restart the pipeline. This class action brings suit on behalf of the gas stations impacted by the attack, alleging that Colonial failed to take adequate measures to protect the pipeline’s infrastructure. Astonishingly, it also claims that the cybercriminals did not shut the pipeline down; they only locked billing information, it says, and Colonial then shut the pipeline down because it couldn’t be sure who to bill for the gasoline it would’ve been delivering.

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