A ransomware cyberattack has forced the temporary shutdown of Colonial Pipeline a major gas pipeline that supplies 45 percent of all fuel consumed on the East Coast. The attack highlights heightened concerns over the danger to major U.S. infrastructure.

The cyberattack against Colonial Pipeline began at 7:00 p.m. on Friday night, according to a Federal Emergency Management Agency report.

Colonial Pipeline, which runs from Houston to Linden, New Jersey, transports about a million gallons of fuel daily.

However, the hackers actually began their hacking against the company a day earlier, stealing a large amount of data before locking computers with ransomware and demanding payment, according to a report from Bloomberg.

The attack was perpetrated by the cybercrime group DarkSide. The group stole nearly 100 gigabytes of data out of the company’s network in just two hours on Thursday, officials involved in the investigation said.

Many believe that the hackers are located outside the United States since when domestic hackers attack infrastructure, it usually isn’t economically motivated. 

The extortion scheme has been a common tactic of DarkSide. Colonial was threatened that the stolen data would be leaked to the internet while the information that was encrypted by the hackers on computers inside the network would remain locked unless it paid a ransom, said the sources to the Bloomberg piece.

Gas and fuel prices are expected to rise over the shutdown of the pipeline. If the shutdown lasts more than a few days, the prices of fuel are expected to experience a spike similar to the one following Hurricane Sandy.