Pipeline cyberattack starting to prompt fuel shortages

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  1. Rocks

    Rocks Road Train Member

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    Article from Truckers News
    David Hollis (TN)

    "The effects of the ransomware cyberattack on the company that operates the 5,500-mile-long Colonial Pipeline is starting to show up at the diesel pumps of some truck stops and travel centers.
    Love's reports some interruptions of supplies in four southern states and Davis Travel Centers, which has four locations in Virginia, has started rationing both gasoline and diesel."
    "....Prices have edged up and some gas stations in the Southeast have run out of supplies of fuel, but the company and the federal government say there are no significant shortages."

    Read it here..
     
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  3. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    [I can see a worried Jimmy Carter pacing back and forth]
    "......another gas shortage! We're running out of gas! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Ban all SUV's!"
     
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    LameMule Medium Load Member

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    It really sucks to be at the mercy of the powers that be.
     
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    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

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    It’s time for corporations to start taking security seriously. Today they don’t. There is either a, it can’t happen to me, attitude. Or they cheap out thinking it’s any area they can save money on. In this day and age, security should be one of the top priorities. No, it’s not okay to screw shareholders by getting ransomware.
     
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    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    You could try maybe to stop buildinf electronics and electronic controls into things which have no need for them beyond simple monitoring capabilities but thats crazy talk i guess. i'm absolutely sure my toaster NEEDS to be connected to the internet... /s
     
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    Catmando Medium Load Member

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    Hey now you better watch it....if Alexis heard you she just might take offense ...lol... besides it's its vitally important that you get a text message on your smart phone telling you your toast is done... that's a mandatory option for a 20 year old's demands when they buy a new phone 4 times a year
     
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    Ford is in the back 40 right now, sorting through the scrap bin, looking for their four-door sedan tooling. ;)
     
  9. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    They’ll have to look in Mexico-that’s where the (now discontinued)Ford Fusion was built. And I’m sure Torrance Ave Assembly(Chicago) scrapped the tooling used to make the Taurus.
     
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