Colonial Pipeline Paid Ransom to Hackers Who Infiltrated Its System
Pipeline paid almost $5 million in ransom to those hackers last Friday, despite reports that said the company had no intention of paying. From the hill. Sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that the company paid in untraceable crypto currency within hours after the attack Nice after the hackers received the payment, they provided the operator with a decrypting tool to restore its computer network. However, one of the people said that the tool was so slow that the company continued to use its own backups help restore its system.