Colonial Pipeline paid close to $5 million in ransomware blackmail payment

Colonial Pipeline reportedly paid the ransomware group responsible for a cyberattack last week close to $5 million to decrypt locked systems. On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that two people close to the matter said a blackmail demand was agreed to within Read More …

Hacker group behind Colonial Pipeline attack claims it has three new victims

The hacker group DarkSide claimed on Wednesday to have attacked three more companies, despite the global outcry over its attack on Colonial Pipeline this week, which has caused shortages of gasoline and panic buying on the East Coast of the Read More …

DarkSide Ransomware: Best Practices for Preventing Business Disruption from Ransomware Attacks

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are aware of a ransomware attack affecting a critical infrastructure (CI) entity—a pipeline company—in the United States. Malicious cyber actors deployed DarkSide ransomware against the pipeline Read More …

DarkSide ransomware will now vet targets after pipeline cyberattack

The DarkSide ransomware gang posted a new “press release” today stating that they are apolitical and will vet all targets before they are attacked. Last week, the ransomware gang encrypted the network for the Colonial Pipeline, the largest fuel pipeline Read More …

Colonial Pipeline cyberattack shuts down pipeline that supplies 45% of East Coast’s fuel

Colonial Pipeline, which accounts for 45% of the East Coast’s fuel, said it has shut down its operations due to a cyberattack. The attack highlights how ransomware and other cyberattacks are increasingly a threat to real-world infrastructure. The company delivers Read More …

Ransomware gang offers traders inside scoop on attack victims so they can short sell their stocks

Brazen ransomware groups are continuing to seek out new avenues to rake in profits and ratchet up pressure on victims. In one of the latest such developments, the DarkSide ransomware group is openly coaxing stock traders to reach out and Read More …