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Colonial Pipeline contacted local FBI offices, prosecutors after attack – company

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The U.S. Justice Department on Monday said it recovered some $2.3 million worth of cryptocurrency from the Colonial Pipeline Co ransomware attack. The attack last month resulted in a six-day outage of the pipeline system and is one of the most disruptive digital ransom schemes ever reported.

“The Department of Justice and FBI were instrumental in helping us to understand the threat actor and their tactics,” said Colonial Pipeline Company President and Chief Executive Joseph Blount in a statement.

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