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Re: Cyberattack shuts down major US gas pipeline
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2021, 11:36:56 AM »
Towards the end of last week Bloomberg learned that Colonial Pipeline paid almost $5 million in ransom to DarkSide to get a decryption tool used to restore the company’s computer hardware. This was despite circulated reports suggesting the pipeline company would refuse to pay up.

Now, according to CoinDesk, we’ve got answers as to the Bitcoin address and how much was paid. The outlet says 75 BTC was paid on May 8th. They even posted the exact blockchain address where Colonial Pipeline’s ransom was received at.

A supplementary report from KrebsOnSecurity from last Friday explains that authorities (from an unnamed country) seized the servers and drained the money from DarkSide’s crypto accounts.