The gas pipeline hack produces some…interesting actions

From Harper’s Weekly Review:

A Virginian was seen filling water bottles with gasoline, a Georgian was caught siphoning fuel out of UHauls with a drill, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warned people to “not fill plastic bags with gasoline” following a ransomware attack by the DarkSide that disabled an oil pipeline that supplies the East Coast with nearly half of its gasoline. “Our goal is to make money and not creating problems for society,” the hacker group posted after receiving the equivalent of $5 million in bitcoin as ransom. State legislators in Texas proposed a bill mandating a minimum of $250 in annual fees for owners of electric cars.

Note 1: Don’t you just love the DarkSide explanation? It’s so plaintive.

Note 2: Texas is demonstrating suicidal tendencies. It needs professional intervention.

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