The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office released a statement with the facts regarding the cyber attack that effected the Colonial Pipeline on May 7th causing a gas shortage in some areas of the country.
Authorities want residents to know that he Colonial Pipeline does NOT supply south Florida with fuel. 90% of Florida’s fuel supply flows in through the ports on cargo ships and there is NO need to hoard gasoline.
⛽️ The Colonial Pipeline was hit with a ransomware attack on May 7th.
⛽️ Ransomware is a type of malware –used to scramble a company’s computer data and hold it hostage until a ransom is paid. ( basically, they were hacked)
⛽️The pipeline is expected to be back near normal at the end of this week.
⛽️so what should you do? Fill up your vehicle’s tank as you normally would. Don’t panic buy.