The US Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has proposed a fine of nearly $1 million to Colonial Pipeline for breaking federal safety requirements, exacerbating the consequences of the ransomware attack last year. The $986,400 fine is the outcome of a regulator examination of the pipeline operator’s Control Room Management (CRM) operations that took place from January to November 2020. “A probable failure to adequately plan and prepare for manual shutdown and restart of its pipeline system […] contributed to the national impacts when the pipeline remained out of service after the May 2021 cyberattack,” the PHMSA stated.
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