US Justice Department says it has recovered more than half of $4.4 million paid by Colonial Pipeline to Russia-based ransomware extortionists Darkside, who had forced shutdown of major US fuel network.
Mounting speculation suggests US military's Cyber Command took punitive action against the disruptive Russia-based cyber-extortionist group.
Gas prices jumped in the United States following the ransomware attack believed to have been carried out by a criminal gang known as DarkSide that cultivates a Robin Hood image of stealing from corporations and giving a cut to charity.
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