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US Justice Department seizes Colonial Pipeline Bitcoin ransom

DW, 08 Jun 2021
The US Justice Department says it's recovered most of the ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline when it was hit by a cyber attack last month. United States investigators said on Monday that they have clawed back millions in cryptocurrency paid as a ransom to hackers who shut down a key pipeline last month.

Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said the US Justice Department had seized 63.7 Bitcoins, currently worth $2.3 million (€1.8 million), paid by the Colonial Pipeline company after a cyberattack last month led to massive shortages gas stations on the East Coast.


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