Special Report: Feds Step Up Ransomware Fight by Seizing DarkSide Hackers' Bitcoin
FBI seized $2.2 million in bitcoin allegedly paid by Colonial Pipeline, DoJ plans to follow the money to undermine further ransomware, How the FBI seized attackers' wallet is an intentional mystery
Check out my CSO column from this morning for some theories on how the FBI might have gained access to the private key of the DarkSide gang’s wallet.
The U.S. Justice Department yesterday took a swing at ransomware attackers by seizing nearly 65 bitcoins worth around $2.3 million from a DarkSide gang cryptocurrency wallet allegedly containing some portion of the $4.4 million in ransom paid by the Colonial Pipeline company following its early May ransomware attack.
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