U.S. Recovers Most Of The Ransom Payment In Pipeline Attack

Share post:

On Monday, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said investigators had “found and recaptured” about 63.7 bitcoin worth $2.3 million, which she said was “the majority” of the ransom paid by Colonial pipeline to DarkSide.

Although this appears to be an important victory in the United States ongoing fight against various attacks by malware gangs, Colonial Pipeline chief Joseph Blount said in a statement that his company is grateful for the “swift work and professionalism” of the FBI, which has played a critical role in recovering the ransom.

For more information, read the original story in the BBC.

Featured Tech Jobs


Related articles

Google Play introduces new biometric verification with a user warning

Google has recently announced updates to the biometric verification process for Google Play purchases, aiming to bolster security...

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for week ending Friday April 19, 2024

On this episode Jen Ellis, co-chair of the Ransomware Task Force, talks about ways of fighting one of the biggest cyber threats to IT d

Cyber Security Today, April 19, 2024 – Police bust phishing rental platform, a nine-year old virus found on Ukrainian computers, and more

This episode reports on a threat actor targeting governments in the Middle East with a novel way of hiding malware is going international

Controversial expansion of US surveillance powers nears Senate vote

The US Senate is poised to vote on a significant expansion of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence...

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways