US passes emergency waiver over fuel pipeline cyber-attack – BBC News

The US acts to keep fuel flowing after its largest pipeline was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack.

The Colonial Pipeline carries 2.5 million barrels a day – 45% of the East Coast’s supply of diesel, gasoline and jet fuel.

It was completely knocked offline by a cyber-criminal gang on Friday and is still working to restore service.

The emergency status relaxes rules on fuel being transported by road.

Source: US passes emergency waiver over fuel pipeline cyber-attack – BBC News