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US Recovers Millions in Cryptocurrency Paid to Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attackers

US Recovers Millions in Cryptocurrency Paid to Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attackers. The Justice Department announced on Monday that it seized $2.3 million in Bitcoin paid to the criminal hacking group DarkSide. The ransom was initially paid to the hackers last month after a ransomware attack on the major East Coast pipeline. The FBI said it has been monitoring DarkSide for over a year. The recovery was the first seizure by the newly formed DOJ digital extortion task force. Monday's announcement also confirmed Colonial Pipeline's cooperation in helping investigators track the payment

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