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DOJ seizes $2.3 million in cryptocurrency paid by Colonial Pipeline to hackers

Cybersecurity

DOJ seizes $2.3 million in cryptocurrency paid by Colonial Pipeline to hackers

June 8, 2021SSN Staff

WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on June 7, 2021, that it seized 63.7 bitcoins currently valued at approximately $2.3 million, allegedly representing the proceeds of a May 8 ransom payment made by Colonial Pipeline to cybercriminal group DarkSide. The DOJ’s announcement of the seizure of funds came just one month after Colonial Pipeline suffered a devastating ransomware attack on May 6 at the hands of DarkSide in what was arguably the largest cyberattack against...

Colonial Pipeline, Cybercrime, Department of Justice, Ransomware


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DHS issues Security Directive in wake of Colonial Pipeline attack

Cybersecurity

DHS issues Security Directive in wake of Colonial Pipeline attack

May 27, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON—In the wake of the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack that crippled the nation’s critical infrastructure earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced a Security Directive on May 27, 2021, that will enable the Department to better identify, protect against and respond to threats to critical companies in the pipeline sector. The Security Directive will require critical pipeline owners and operators...

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President signs Executive Order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity

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President signs Executive Order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity

May 13, 2021SSN Staff

WASHINGTON—On the heels of arguably the largest cyberattack against U.S. critical infrastructure in the country’s history, President Biden on Wednesday signed an Executive Order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity and protect Federal Government networks. The Executive Order was signed less than a week after the devastating ransomware attack by cybercriminal group DarkSide on Colonial Pipeline, which operates the country’s largest fuel pipeline, delivering an estimated...

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