WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTRF)- Congressman Bill Johnson is very concerned days after the cyberattack that hit the nation’s largest fuel pipeline. He fears the US isn’t protected enough.
He said it’s not the first major hack like this we’ve had, but if we aren’t well prepared it may not be the last.
The Colonial Pipeline froze operations for a time, and it’s now up and running. 45% of the East Coast rely on it, and Congressman Johnson only hopes the government steps it up.
There’s a significant amount of evidence the Russians are being behind this again. I’m concerned that there’s not enough focus on cyber security and protecting our critical infrastructure, like our energy grid, our pipeline, resources to produce fuel for our power generation.Congressman Bill Johnson, (R) Ohio
Currently, GasBuddy.com reports 88% of gas stations are out of fuel in Washington D.C, half are out in Virginia, and 42% of Maryland stations are dry.