Colonial Pipeline paid $5M to hackers after ransomware attack; Reports show

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Colonial restarted its pipeline on Wednesday.

  • The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the report. In an update posted to its website on Thursday morning, Colonial Pipeline said it has made “substantial progress” in restarting its pipeline and expects to be operation in each market its serves later today.
  • The ransomware attack, blamed on a hacker group known as the Darkside, also reignited concerns about the vulnerability of critical infrastructure. Ransomware is a type of malware that hackers use to scramble a company’s computer data and hold it hostage until a ransom is paid. 

SOURCE CNET

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