Biden refuses to say if he knew Colonial Pipeline paid hackers $5 Million Dollars in Ransomware Attack;

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Colonial Pipeline supplies almost half of the East Coast’s and South East Coast’s gasoline supply.

  • A restarting of the pipeline will in the next few days help restore the flow of gasoline across the Eastern part of the U.S where fuel shortages are abundant. The 5,500-mile Colonial Pipeline, which transports more than 100 million gallons of fuel per day, or almost half of the East Coast’s supply, was taken offline on Friday by a Russian hacking group called DarkSide that demanded $100 million ransom.
  • Bloomberg News reported later Thursday, citing two people familiar with the transaction, that Colonial paid the hackers nearly $5 million. 
  • Once the payment was made, in untraceable cryptocurrency, the hackers gave the pipeline operator a decrypting tool to restore the network, according to the Bloomberg report.

SOURCE FOXNEWS

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