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Colonial Pipeline paid Eastern European hackers nearly $5 million in an untraceable cryptocurrency last week in response to a ransomware attack, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the transaction. A Colonial spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on the report.
originally posted by: trollz
Great, now we can look forward to more ransomware attacks against our infrastructure and critical businesses. That's why you don't pay ransom - as soon as you do, everyone else wants their chance at becoming instantly rich. An oil shortage was bad enough, but what happens when there's no electricity?
originally posted by: crayzeed
$5 million heh? now take out ALL the electronic interfaces and put humans back in charge and the 5 mil. can pay their wages for the next few years. Problem solved.
originally posted by: XL5
It may have been cheaper to hire an engineer to disable the electronic controls and just turn on the valve manually. Unless it was all set up to rise the cost and never let it go back down...
FBI has resources for "wHiTe SuPrEMAcIsTs"
FBI has resources for Fake hate crimes
FBI has resources to chase woman in Alaska for laptops
FBI has resources to find trump supporters
originally posted by: panoz77
a reply to: CriticalStinker
It was an act of war. Special ops know how to handle these situations.