On Monday, US law enforcement agencies stated that they had successfully seized $2.3 million (63.7 pieces) of bitcoin paid to the cybercriminal group DarkSide in the Colonial Pipeline blackmail case.
It turned out that on May 9th, the United States declared a state of emergency. The reason was that Colonial Pipeline, the largest local fuel pipeline operator, was attacked offline and hackers extorted millions of dollars in bitcoin. In a hurry, Colonier had no choice but to “confess his counsel”.
Regarding how hackers completed the intrusion, Colonel CEO Joseph Blount revealed on Tuesday that the hackers used a stolen password to enter the traditional virtual private network system without multiple authentication and launch an attack.
It is reported that this system can be accessed through a password and does not require secondary authentication such as SMS. In response to external doubts, Blunt emphasized that although the virtual private network system is a single authentication, the password is very complicated, not a simple combination like Colonial123.
What’s interesting is that the FBI cracked the case a bit “returning color”. They used a “private key” (that is, a password) to access one of the hacker’s bitcoin wallets.
Bitcoin accelerated its decline on Tuesday morning in the United States at that time, and once fell below the $32,000 mark, but the world’s largest cryptocurrency subsequently narrowed its decline. The latest currency price before the deadline was $33,100.
Post time: Jun-09-2021