Colonial Pipeline hit by brief network outage amid efforts to harden system

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Colonial Pipeline hit by brief network outage amid efforts to harden system

Colonial Pipeline's (COLPI.UL)said its scheduling system was back online on Tuesday after a network outage earlier in the day prevented customers from planning upcoming shipments on the biggest U.S. fuel pipeline.

The disruption was caused by efforts by the company to harden its system as it restored service following a week-long outage due to a cyberattack, Colonial said, and was not the result of a reinfection of its network. [nFWN2N50UY]

 

Last week's closure of the 5,500-mile (8,900-km) system was the most disruptive cyberattack on record, preventing millions of barrels of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from flowing to the East Coast from the Gulf Coast.

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