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RSS FeedsMicrosoft aids Feds` recovery of Colonial Pipeline ransom
(Windows Phone Central)


8 june 2021 23:54:43

Microsoft aids Feds` recovery of Colonial Pipeline ransom
(Windows Phone Central)

The power of teamwork prevails yet again. What you need to know In May, hacker group DarkSide extorted millions from Colonial Pipeline. Recently, the FBI was able to recover $2 million of the stolen funds. The FBI did so with the help of Microsoft`s Threat Intelligence Center. Remember when Colonial Pipeline paid out nearly $5 million to hackers back in May? Well, that whole fiasco just got a spicy new twist: The FBI has managed to yoink back over $2 million of the extorted money with an assist from Microsoft. As reported by NBC News, the FBI got access to DarkSide`s central account, which had roughly 63.7 bitcoins in it — otherwise known as $2.3 million. As to how this specific feat was achieved, you`ll have to guess for yourself. The fine details are shrouded in mystery as the FBI doesn`t want to reveal its methods for this particular operation. However, two details about the operation should give you a vague idea of how the FBI pulled it off. First, there`s the fact that ...

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