The American oil pipeline company Colonial Pipeline has resumed its activities.

This means that the pipeline that was shut down after a ransomware attack last Friday is also fully operational again, the company said on Twitter.

Colonial Pipeline reported Wednesday that it was restarting the pipeline, which will run from the Gulf of Mexico to the US state of New Jersey.

On Saturday, the leadership started supplying thirteen American states and the capital Washington with oil again.

According to

CNBC,

many gas stations in the eastern states of the US are still struggling with oil shortages, even though the pipeline is back in service.

About 80 percent of gas stations in the capital Washington do not yet have gasoline in stock, the television network writes.

It is not known when the shortages will be resolved.

Last Friday, Colonial Pipeline fell victim to a ransomware attack.

The attack was carried out by hacker group DarkSide, which would have received 5 million dollars (more than 4 million euros) from the oil pipeline company.

DarkSide was unaware that his attack would disrupt society and has apologized.

The hacker group was itself the victim of an attack on Saturday.

The group's servers have been shut down, preventing DarkSide from accessing its website on the dark web and the looted ransom.

As we previously reported, Colonial Pipeline initiated the restart of pipeline operations at approximately 5 pm ET on Wednesday, May 12. Since that time, we have returned the system to normal operations, delivering millions of gallons per hour to the markets we serve.

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