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US DOJ finds $2.3M in Bitcoin from Colonial Pipeline hack in…California

US DOJ finds $2.3M in Bitcoin from Colonial Pipeline hack in…California

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US says it seized $2.3 million in bitcoin from ransom Colonial Pipeline paid to ‘Russia-based’ hackers

US says it seized $2.3 million in bitcoin from ransom Colonial Pipeline paid to ‘Russia-based’ hackers

The US Department of Justice has managed to track down and recapture 63.7 bitcoin worth of ransom from a wallet allegedly used by hackers who extorted Colonial Pipeline. The ransomware attack had caused widespread gas shortages.

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Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
June 8, 2021
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You are spot on, Alex. There is no way the “Russian” ransom ware hackers would demand to be paid in bitcoin and then store it in Silicon Valley. It’s also interesting that they are blaming Russia, rather than China – our latest No. 1 “enemy” – (led by Trump who emphatically called the US designed virus “the Chinese virus.”) But the Dems are still clinging to the “Russia did it” line of the ancient anti-Soviet smear campaign. Which really tells us that not only it wasn’t Russians behind it, we even have good indicators as to which party was actually… Read more »

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  Helga I. Fellay
June 8, 2021

I wanted to share something new I just learned, which has nothing to do with the topic at hand. I tried to copy an article on Cuba published by Telesur English : “https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Africa-Is-the-Source-of-Caribbean-Cultures-Ethiopia-Recalls-20210608-0011.html?utm_source=planisys&utm_medium=NewsletterIngles&utm_campaign=NewsletterIngles&utm_content=7” – which seemed harmless enough, and suddenly the following message popped up: “This ad used too many resources for your device, so Chrome removed it.”  There were two ads underneath the message, partially covered over by the message, I saw the face of the Zuckbot in one of them. I interpret this as meaning that Google (I use Google Chrome) is censoring this article by not allowing… Read more »

Florian Geyer
Florian Geyer
Reply to  Helga I. Fellay
June 8, 2021

The pipeline hack has the fingerprints of collusion between the US spooks and the UK spooks to create a false flag in order to blame Russia.

Only a few weeks ago a top UK general bragged that the UK must ” relearn the dark arts ” of subversion.

The plot is typical of a ‘cunning’ scheme planned by fools in an echo chamber.

Brokenspine66
Brokenspine66
June 9, 2021

I didn’t know California is in ‘Russia’, according to their BS narrative. I guess it blowed up in their face.

Brent
Brent
June 9, 2021

Wait….the FBI can track bitcoin but they can’t find the pipebomb guy from the insurrection?

Dan
Dan
June 10, 2021

Unproven = unbelievable. Remember people, the CIA has technology to make any hack look like it came from anywhere in the world. This tech might be available for rent. 🙂

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
June 10, 2021

I saw something this morning which caught my eye: “How Did FBI Get Private Key to Bitcoin Wallet Used by Pipeline Hackers? Law enforcement agencies don’t like to share their tradecraft, so how the FBI managed to get the key to this stash isn’t yet public. There’s a chance that the FBI hacked the hackers, or that someone else did and passed the key to the Bureau. Or maybe an informant handed it over. There’s also the possibility that this final address didn’t actually belong to the hackers, but to a cryptocurrency exchange. [Source: Cryptogon, via Bloomberg]    One reader comment: “There’s a… Read more »

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