FBI hacks hackers’ bitcoin wallet, steals back most of pipeline ransom
Stealing back a ransom shows how far the US is willing to go to deter cyber-criminals.
Boss of hacked US oil pipeline confirms US$4.4 million ransom payment
The CEO estimated that the attack would ultimately cost the company tens of millions of dollars.
European hackers given US$5 million for ‘key’ to reopen US pipeline
The company reportedly paid the ransom in untraceable cryptocurrency.
Vital US fuel pipeline shut down in ransom cyber-attack
The Colonial Pipeline carries more than 100 million gallons of gasoline and other fuel daily from Houston, Texas, to the New York Harbor.