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‘We have turned the tables on DarkSide’; DOJ seizes millions in bitcoin from cyber-attack ransom that caused fuel shortages in United States

By Dan Byrne for AMLi

US authorities have recovered over $2 million in a bitcoin ransom payment made to the criminal group DarkSide – suspected of orchestrating the cyber attack on the Colonial Pipeline system.

The Department of Justice announced the seizure of 63.7 bitcoins Monday, which are currently valued at €1.6M. It is suspected that these funds were the proceeds of a ransom paid to DarkSide on 8th May last.

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