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Hacked US east coast pipeline resumes operation

Steep price rise and fuel depletion avoided but normality still weeks away

Americans stock up at a gas station after a cyberattack crippled the biggest fuel pipeline in the country.   © Reuters

NEW YORK/SILICON VALLEY -- The key gasoline pipeline on the east coast of the U.S. shut down by a ransomware cyberattack has resumed operation, although it could take two weeks before fuel supply returns to normality.

Colonial Pipeline, the largest in the country, reopened the 8,800-kilometer pipeline from Texas to New York on Wednesday after it was shut down by a group of hackers that called themselves DarkSide.

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