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US recovers part of multimillion-dollar ransom paid to Colonial Pipeline hackers - CNET

8 days ago   |   By CNET

The amount of cryptocurrency the US government seized is valued at $2.3 million.
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DoJ reclaims millions paid to hackers after attack that hobbled US pipeline

8 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Operation to recover cryptocurrency from Russia-based hacking group is first undertaken by new ransomware taskforce The US Justice Department has recovered the majority of a multimillion-dollar ransom payment to hackers after a cyberattack that caused the operator of the nation's largest fuel pipeline to halt its operations last month, officials said Monday. The operation to recover the cryptocurrency from the Russia-based hacker group is the first undertaken by a specialized ransomware taskforce created by the Biden administration, and reflects what US officials say is an increasingly...
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US recovers millions in bitcoin paid to Colonial Pipeline hackers

US recovers millions in bitcoin paid to Colonial Pipeline hackers

8 days ago   |   By Metro

Federal investigators recovered the ‘majority' of the $4.4million in cryptocurrency paid to hackers of the Colonial Pipeline
US investigators have recovered millions of dollars in bitcoin that was paid in ransom to hackers who shut down the Colonial Pipeline last month. Federal authorities took back the ‘majority' of the $4.4million in cryptocurrency paid to restore the East Coast fuel pipeline, Department of Justice officials said on Monday.
Investigators were able to trace the payment to a ‘virtual currency wallet' and seized more than $2million in cryptocurrency, FBI Deputy Director...
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US authorities have recovered a 'majority' of the ransom Colonial Pipeline paid to re-open its critical fuel route

US authorities have recovered a 'majority' of the ransom Colonial Pipeline paid to re-open its critical fuel route

8 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement A "majority" of Colonial Pipeline's $4.4 million ransom payment to the Darkside hacker group has been recovered, the Department of Justice announced on Monday.
In a press conference, Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco said the company cooperated with the Federal Bureau of Investigations to track down most of the approximately 75 bitcoin to a cryptocurrency wallet used by the hackers.
Darkside was believed to be based in Russia but effectively disappeared after the attack that led to gasoline shortages across the southeastern US.
Colonial Pipeline's CEO Joseph...
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US investigators recover a ‘majority' of ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline to Russian hackers

8 days ago   |   By The Independent

United States investigators recovered millions of dollars of cryptocurrency paid to Russian ransomware hackers in the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack, the Justice Department revealed on Monday.
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