How a cyber attack crippled the Colonial Pipeline

The Colonial Pipeline cyberattack caused a major blow to the gasoline industry in the southern and eastern parts of the United States, but it also showed how vulnerable the US energy grid is to more attacks in the future.

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46 Comments

  1. Nils McMountain on May 22, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    need to wait for cc

  2. mordfustang on May 22, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    I want Biden to screw up some more. I want people who voted for him feel the stupidity of their president and kick him out themselves.

  3. pam oakes on May 22, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    I think Biden suspended Trump’s EO from 5/2020 on securing the US power System.

  4. Convolver on May 22, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Easy soluiom…just Don’t connect the power grid network to the internet? Why does a power systems guy need to surf the internet at work?

  5. Johnny Wadd on May 22, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    It was a test run for what is to come from the Globalists. They are all in with Agenda 2030…and the population goals they have.

  6. Kongolox on May 22, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    ah.. another benefit of privatization! 😀

  7. Mahesh Kumar on May 22, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    5 million is toooo less…looks to be some hush money

  8. Read my ABOUT section PLEASE on May 22, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Tighten cyber security…

  9. Georg Wilde on May 22, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    What make sthe energy infrastracture most vulneralbe is the politics in pricing (price fixing). If gas sellers were allow to set their price (price gouge in the situation of shortage), then there would be no hoarding.

  10. Kaylee h on May 22, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Way to go biden…..

  11. skyak on May 22, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    This video fails to answer the title question and goes on redirect attention to an entirely different problem. This is a blatant demonstration that political goals are being put ahead of public needs. Renewable energy has the intrinsic need/problem of storage. Rather than admit, fix, or even recognize this problem, blame is always transferred in every news story to fossil fuels.
    I don’t point this out to take sides, I point this out as a warning. The politicians are dedicated to failure. Build your own storage/offline capabilities!

  12. Sky1videos on May 22, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    It’s because many companies do not want to hire people like me to prevent it. I see almost on a daily basis poor and sloppy network designs. Companies want to maximize profits and not make the investments necessary to prevent these kind of attacks. I am convinced that there are several companies already compromised, they just don’t know it yet until the actor decides to make his move.

  13. Larry Grayson on May 22, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    They have ⚠️been warnings about this for 20 years +

  14. Canalus on May 22, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    They think you’re stupid.

  15. K Verb on May 22, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    This attack was against a fuel source affecting transport, not power grids. Address the fuel source attack. How about more pipelines, and more refineries? They have been blocked for ideological reasons. How about more nuclear power plants? All of those solutions reduce total emmitions and reduce risk buy increasing the number of sources and delivery.
    This report conflated the electrical power grid with this fuel delivery attack to introduce the argument for "green" power generation. Those green sources are just as vulnerable to attack if their control systems are not hardened against cyber attacks as other control systems. That solution is not new electrical power generation; but new control systems for the plants we have now.

  16. Stephen Grice on May 22, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    The ransom has been paid. I wonder if the company will pay the ransom from company bonus.
    Will they pay to stop the next attack. Or will they just be to greedy for their bonus.
    What do you think.

  17. tone8346 on May 22, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    If the control systems of power plants and other systems would still be analog there won’t be much risk of hacking. Digitalization of every thinkable piece of equipment is what makes us vulnerable to cyber attacks.

  18. H3erobrine Notch on May 22, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Get a electric car and be independent from the OIL cartel.

  19. Bonnie B. Alice on May 22, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Follow the money the money will tell you that the colonial pipeline was a Cyber attack committed in permitted by Harvard University looking to the professors who have been studying cyber cybernautic

  20. Bobby Chang on May 22, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    C/net doesn’t know anything.

  21. Charles on May 22, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Don’t worry about it Joe Biden is going to put Hunter in charge. After all he is an expert in energy Burisma paid him $80k per month.

  22. Harvick T on May 22, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    could try classifying hackers as terrorists and put out bounties for hunting them down

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  24. Glenn Cooper on May 22, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    Spent most of your time talking about the electric grid. I’m confused..

  25. RGMS on May 22, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    This kind of people needs to be treated as terrorists and putted down like terrorists.

  26. Mark on May 22, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Colonial should be fined for having created this tremendous mess (entire east coast energy grid collapsed due to its own IT vulnerabilities). Why did the company not invest in cyber safeguards – I hope it’s held accountable.

  27. MrBlaoblao on May 23, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Title says: "How a cyber attack crippled…" and the video invest ZERO minutes in saying HOW it happened. It just talks about how’s the grid and how to secure it

  28. HoBoMiKe on May 23, 2021 at 12:01 am

    “We had to concede to the ransom or we’d be financially ruined”

    Then go into financial ruin! I’d rather lose my job than continue to work knowing the company I work for negotiated with terrorists.

    I’d rather die than live knowing I surrendered to evil

    Can’t believe they gave in to save their own skin. For shame.

  29. T Bo on May 23, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Remember when Moron Don blamed everyone except Russia for the solar winds breach even fired his own head of cyber security for saying it was Russia while his own state department was saying it was Russia. All the while sucking up to Putin. Boy-o-boy I miss that guy! Send money suckers.

  30. Vlican on May 23, 2021 at 12:04 am

    you did not answer the headline "How a cyber attack crippled the Colonial Pipeline"

  31. Bonnie B. Alice on May 23, 2021 at 12:05 am

    The $5000000 Ransom was paid to a Harvard University professor

  32. Gregg P on May 23, 2021 at 12:06 am

    The year is 2021, why are the operators of the Colonial Pipeline using a “1960” operational mindset?

  33. Kristopher Leslie on May 23, 2021 at 12:07 am

    I mean security consultants have said literally since the late 90s this would and could happen. If every year you are audited and ignored IT and security consultants then who is the problem?

  34. capnthepeafarmer on May 23, 2021 at 12:09 am

    This article sounds like it was written by a smooth brain grade schooler.

  35. Chris chia on May 23, 2021 at 12:17 am

    sound like an inside job now. the people that actually benefit out of this crisis is the big oil corporation to jack up fuel price. and also push the keystone project back online too~~

  36. Enjoy Nature on May 23, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Why do you use wind power going down as an example, when it was frozen coal piles that were the main contributors, I see your bias now…

  37. JOHNDAN5048 on May 23, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Not all cell phone towers have been in any kind of active use and with the potential of being sleepers waiting to be activated for cyber attack use. I haven’t heard any updates since that became first reported as existing around military bases in the U.S.

  38. Jeff Moore on May 23, 2021 at 12:18 am

    How does a pump on a pipe get stopped by threats on the internet? Plug it back in!
    If we’re at "war", tell the commander in chief. Don’t have some company hack give us bull#$$%t.

  39. Damon Nugent on May 23, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Funny how the Rockefeller Foundation had a document about using future emergency situations to develop and innovate new technologies to make the world a better place…. even went into detail about potential scenario narratives such as Lockstep… and Hack Attack… These situations both involved possibilities of future pandemics and cyber attacks… Interesting, isn’t it? And now Klaus Schwab is saying we must prepare for a Cyber Pandemic, and will be holding a simulation with Cyber Polygon in July 9… And now a gasoline pipeline has been closed due to compromised security… What’s really going on here?

  40. Doug Grinbergs on May 23, 2021 at 12:19 am

    6:32 AFAIK, Hornsdale is in Australia – not Texas!

  41. Tony Rod on May 23, 2021 at 12:21 am

    horrible narration!

  42. PSYCHO on May 23, 2021 at 12:21 am

    This video didn’t answer anything……

  43. Philldeees on May 23, 2021 at 12:21 am

    This is modern day piracy and terrorism and should be treated as an act of war. Just think if Americans cyber attacked the Middle East and held their systems hostage for ransom you could potentially financially drain a country. Remember when the English used the pirates to rob the Spanish ships of gold without getting their hands dirty.

  44. Matteo Fossati on May 23, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Event 201 Covid simulation -> Covid-19 breaks out ; WEF Cyberpandemic simulation -> a gas pipeline gets hacked

  45. Michael Kalmykov on May 23, 2021 at 12:25 am

    green energy propaganda

    Windmills can’t get hacked?
    How did Texas Windmills fare back in February?

  46. Nekminute on May 23, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Poke the bear, and it will poke you back xD

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