DoJ reclaims millions paid to hackers after attack that hobbled US pipeline

DoJ reclaims millions paid to hackers after attack that hobbled US pipelineJune 8, 2021

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 aggressive approach to deal with a ransomware threat that in the last month has targeted critical industries around the world.

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