Colonial Pipeline CEO: ‘One of the toughest decisions I have had to make’ to pay a $4.4M ransom

    WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 08: Joseph A. Blount Jr., president and CEO of Colonial Pipeline testifies during a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing on the Colonial Pipeline cyber-attack, on Capitol Hill, June 8, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo by Graeme Jennings, Pool/Getty Images.
    Ariana Figueroa
    Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom, including politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. She's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.