In an unusual and exciting twist to the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced this week that it was able to retrieve $2.3 million of the $4.4 million paid by Colonial Pipeline to DarkSide by seizing the wallet, and thus “preventing Darkside actors from using it.”

Way to go DOJ and FBI! The DOJ urges companies that fall victim to ransomware attacks to work with law enforcement and continues to discourage the payment of ransoms.

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