Who is Hacking the U.S. Economy?

In the past few weeks, cyberattacks have taken major industries hostage. Who are the perpetrators and why are the infiltrations becoming so common?

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Biden to Require Pipeline Companies to Report Cyberattacks

The move, which will require companies to report to the government any significant attacks, is a response to the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attacks.

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Colonial Pipeline Paid Roughly $5 Million in Ransom to Hackers

The payment clears the way for gas to begin flowing again, but it risks emboldening other criminal groups to take American companies hostage by seizing control of their computers.

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Pipeline Shutdown Has Had Little Impact on Supplies So Far

But some energy warned of possible shortages and higher prices if the suspension continues into the week.

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Cyberattack Forces a Shutdown of a Top U.S. Pipeline

The operator, Colonial Pipeline, said it had halted systems for its 5,500 miles of pipeline after being hit by a ransomware attack.

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Cyberattack Forces a Shutdown of a Top U.S. Pipeline Operator

The operator of the system, Colonial Pipeline, said it had shut down its 5,500 miles of pipeline, which takes refined gasoline and jet fuel along the East Coast.

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Snowstorm to Blanket East Coast With Up to 8 Inches on Sunday

The intense but fast-moving storm promises to create havoc for travelers on Super Bowl Sunday and be followed by single-digit temperatures, forecasters said.

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A Winter Storm Is Set to Wallop the Northeast: What We Know

A nor’easter is expected to stall off the coast of New Jersey and may drop more than two inches of snow an hour in some parts of the region, the National Weather Service said.

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Christmas Eve Brings Blizzard Warnings for Midwest

Forecasters predict blizzards in the Midwest. Freezing temperatures in the South. Flooding and power outages in the Northeast. And maybe tornadoes in Florida.

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Storm May Bring Over 6 Inches of Snow From Virginia to New England

Some areas north and west of the Interstate 95 corridor in New Jersey and Pennsylvania may get more than a foot of snow on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

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Major Winter Storm Brings Snow, Heavy Rain and Wind to East Coast

Forecasters are watching “a strong storm system” that will cover a long swath of the East Coast, from Georgia to New England.

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It’s Always the Summer of the Shark

Even during a pandemic, we cannot get the white shark out of our minds. Despite the rare attack, experts say humans have little to fear.

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Tropical Storm Josephine Forms in the Atlantic

The 10th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, Josephine is not expected to hit the Caribbean islands or the mainland United States, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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Hurricane, Fire, Covid-19: Disasters Expose the Hard Reality of Climate Change

Twin emergencies on two coasts this week — Hurricane Isaias and the Apple Fire — offer a preview of life in a warming world and the steady danger of overlapping disasters.

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Isaias Live Updates: Fires, Flooding and Tornadoes as Storm Charges Over Land

Isaias, now a tropical storm, made landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, and is causing widespread power outages as it cuts a path north.

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Hurricane Isaias Rakes the Bahamas on Course Toward Florida’s East Coast

Storm surges of three to five feet were possible in the Bahamas, “on top of astronomical tides,” the director of the National Hurricane Center said.

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Coronavirus and Beaches: Can I Safely Enjoy the Sun, Surf and Sand?

As states reopen, experts say socially distant outdoor activities, like swimming or running along the shore, are some of the safer ways to re-engage with the world. Here, tips for how to enjoy the beach now.

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How Would You Like to Live in the Nation of New England?

Regional partnerships may offer a new framework for dealing with urgent issues on which Washington has failed to lead.

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