CNN: US recovers millions in cryptocurrency paid to Colonial Pipeline ransomware hackers
US investigators have recovered millions of dollars in cryptocurrency paid in ransom to hackers whose attack prompted the shutdown of the key East Coast pipeline last month, according to people briefed on the matter.
NBC News reports, “By tracing the payment across the ostensibly anonymous cryptocurrency ecosystem, the government was able to locate and seize $2.27 million from a virtual currency account used by the hackers.”
BREAKING: Justice Department announces it has recovered a majority of ransom paid to DarkSide hacker group in Colonial Pipeline hack.
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