Federal government tells Americans 'do not fill plastic bags with gasoline' after hack of US pipeline

Federal government tells Americans 'do not fill plastic bags with gasoline' after hack of US pipeline

As Americans across parts of the Southeastern United States see panic-driven, temporary gasoline shortages because of last week's Russian ransomware hack of a critical U.S. pipeline, the federal government is apparently growing concerned with anecdotal reports and posts on social media. On Wednesday the federal government was forced to warn Americans to not use plastic bags to stock up on gasoline.


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