One of the largest oil pipelines in the US was closed due to cyberattacks.
Colonial Pipeline, one of the largest oil suppliers in the country that was attacked by ransom, found the solution to pay the requested money.
It was claimed that the company paid $ 5 million in the US media, but the real amount was revealed.
Colonial Pipeline announced that hackers were paid $ 4.4 million for the attack on May 7.
“The decision was not made easy, but we did what had to be done. Millions of Americans trust the Colonial,” the company spokesperson said.
The operations of the Colonial Pipeline pipeline, which transports more than 100 million gallons of gasoline and other fuel daily from Houston to New York Port, were temporarily suspended due to cyberattack.
According to reports in the US media, the company sent the ransom to hackers as crypto money. It was stated that the hackers sent a software to restore the disabled computer network after receiving the payment.
After the attack, the pipeline, which carried more than 100 million gallons of fuel per day, ceased operations for about 1 week, and many states experienced fuel shortages. Long queues of vehicles had occurred at the petrol stations.