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Officials brief Biden on fuel pipeline cyberattack - report

United States President Joe Biden has been briefed on the Colonial Pipeline cybersecurity attack, US media outlets reported.

According to reports, the federal government is assisting the fuel operator to restore operations and also to prevent supply disruptions.

Earlier, Colonial Pipeline unveiled it has been the target of a ransomware cyberattack that forced it to shut down all pipeline operations, which include the supply of nearly half of the US East Coast. The country's largest fuel pipeline operator stated that it was "taking steps to understand and resolve this issue" and that, alongside informing federal agencies of the breach, it has hired an outside cybersecurity firm to investigate the attack.

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