US DOJ seizes millions in ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline

Source: ABC News

“The Justice Department on Monday announced it has successfully seized millions of dollars in cryptocurrency Colonial Pipeline paid to the cyber criminal group DarkSide following last month’s ransomware attack that led the pipeline to briefly shut down its operations, according to a seizure warrant unsealed Monday afternoon. … The full amount of the seizure from DarkSide, DOJ officials said Monday, was 63.7 bitcoins valued at approximately $2.3 million.” (06/07/21)