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Cybersecurity Attack Shuts Down A Top U.S. Gasoline Pipeline

An attack shuts down Colonial Pipeline, a major transporter of gasoline along the East Coast. A security analyst says the event shows the vulnerability of key elements of the nation's infrastructure.

A cybersecurity attack has shut down one of the largest refined products pipelines in the United States, and a security analyst said it shows that "core elements of our national infrastructure" remain vulnerable to cyberattack.

The attack hit Colonial Pipeline, which carries gasoline, diesel and moves about 45% of all fuel consumed on the East Coast.

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