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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hit by a cyberattack, the operator of a major U.S. fuel pipeline said Monday it hopes to have services mostly restored by the end of the week as the FBI and administration officials identified the culprits as a gang of criminal hackers.

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart and Federal Bureau of Investigations Special Agent in Charge Susan Ferensic announced Wednesday that South Carolinians, particularly those in the Lowcountry and Pee Dee Region, should be on alert for scammers impersonating law enforcement to steal money and identities of victims.

The first question most people ask after mass shootings like the one last week at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis in which a 19-year-old male murdered eight people before taking his own life is “how did he get the gun?” He was known to authorities. A gun he previously owned was seized because he was believed to have mental problems.

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