Did hackers pull off a maritime ‘Colonial Pipeline 2.0’?

An aerial view of the Port of Las Palmas, which includes Petrologis Canarias, a company targeted in a ransomware attack.

When the LockBit ransomware gang announced it had hit maritime fuel provider Petrologis Canarias earlier this month, the hackers proclaimed the cyberattack “Colonial Pipeline 2.0” with an added wink emoji.

Unfortunately for the hackers, it could never have lived up to the massive disruption of the U.S. fuel supply after the ransomware attack on Colonial. Based in Spain’s Canary Islands, their victim has 73,500 cubic meters, or 19.4 million gallons, used for bunkering — the refueling of vessels....


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