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Cyberattack & Panic Buying Leading To Fuel Shortage

Cyberattack & Panic Buying Leading To Fuel Shortage

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ASHEBORO NC - Gas stations are struggling to keep gas in stock after a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline sparked rumors of a shortage leading to panic buying. On Monday, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in North Carolina. The order suspends motor vehicle fuel regulations to guarantee the state has adequate fuel supply. The situation started after a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline last Friday. The pipeline transports around 45% of the fuel for the East Coast and had to shut down after finding ransomware on some of its computers.On Monday, the FBI confirmed that DarkSide was responsible for the attack and said the investigation was ongoing.The pipeline which is also the primary fuel source in North Carolina was sti...