[Taklimakan Blog] Colonial Pipeline Hackers Run out of Money
The US authorities were able to return almost all the ransom that the Colonial Pipeline paid to the hacker group DarkSide
The authorities confiscated the ransom
The US authorities said they were able to recover 63.7 bitcoins from 75 coins paid to hackers by the Colonial Pipeline last month. At the current MTC exchange rate, this amount exceeds $2 million.
FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbeit said at a Justice Department briefing that law enforcement found the ransom’s virtual wallet and then returned the funds. He said that investigators have found more than 90 companies that have become victims of the hacker DarkSide, accused of attacking the pipeline.
“Darkside and its subsidiaries have been pursuing American companies in the digital space for almost an entire year,” said Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco.