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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by Bloomberg:

Colonial Pipeline Co. paid nearly $5 million to Eastern European hackers on Friday, contradicting reports earlier this week that the company had no intention of paying an extortion fee to help restore the country’s largest fuel pipeline, according to two people familiar with the transaction.

The company paid the hefty ransom in untraceable cryptocurrency within hours after the attack, underscoring the immense pressure faced by the Georgia-based operator to get gasoline and jet fuel flowing again to major cities along the Eastern Seaboard, those people said. A third person familiar with the situation said U.S. government officials are aware that Colonial made the payment.

The article goes on to state the following:

Once they received the payment, the hackers provided the operator with a decrypting tool to restore its disabled computer network. The tool was so slow that the company continued using its own backups to help restore the system, one of the people familiar with the company’s efforts said.


On Monday, the FBI confirmed that the DarkSide hacker gang is responsible for the hack which shut down the Colonial Pipeline last Friday. DarkSide is known as a criminal gang with ties to Russia.

Colonial Pipeline is one of the largest pipelines in the United States, carrying refined gasoline and jet fuel up the East Coast from Texas to New York. It transports over 100 million gallons per day, or about 45% of fuel consumed on the East Coast, delivering gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and heating oil, and also serves U.S. military facilities.

The company announced on Wednesday that it was back in operation, but said it will take a few days to get everything back to normal.

Multiple media outlets, including Reuters, Washington Post and Fox Business, had reported on Wednesday that Colonial had refused to pay the ransom to the hackers, but Bloomberg stated that isn’t the case.

BREAKING: FBI confirms source responsible for Colonial Pipeline hack

BREAKING: Colonial Pipeline provides update, back online following cyberattack

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21 COMMENTS

  1. We are going to be held captive a lot under this weak toxic administration with a president No One is afraid of nor the people who pull his strings like Obama! For eight years of him and this moron the Foreign Countries walked all over us! We had Better Wake Up as a Nation!

  2. Oh come on ! Sorry but I believe it’s bozo and ho distracting us from something bigger plus showing their control. Damn communist racists.
    This country is an easy target because of their stupidity, either way it’s their doing.

  3. Cyber Security IS a High level Security matter for big corporations along with anyone and any business using tech! Many industries & utilities like electric, water, gas, voting machines, health/medical, manufacturing etc. are highly vulnerable and potential major distribution can happen. Banking, government too.

    Way past time to get experts (real ones with experience, knowledge and integrity & from our country) to shore up and protect these vulnerable markets.

    Highly streamlined interconnectivity has a downside in that something can cause massive damage, destruction etc in record time. Some backstop are probably needed. Sure, may slow down the process some, but safety is more important in the big picture.

    Hurry up as we’re late to game and our enemies are salivating!

  4. Doesn’t Colonial have ransom ware protection? $5million is a lot to pay and will cause the company to raise prices to cover the cost. Shameful. Why is there no arrests if the FBI claim they know who did it? What’s Homeland Security doing about this? Is there no laws or enforcement of laws in this country anymore except with cops, conservatives, or “white” people who the WH and media seem to be targeting these days? I’m appalled and shocked at lack of security and enforcement of laws in this country. Get Sleepy Sloppy Joe out of the WH, NOW!!!

  5. Is our news true or not? Even DML is afraid to say this was a hacked election because it would not fit the narrative of the Social Media dictators. Even Mike Pence could have said he does not accept the results of the election and not congratulated China Joe Biden. My opinion is mine even though I may think it is fact likewise Mike Pence could have done the same thing. I don’t expect Mitch McConnell to do the right thing in what he says considering his deep financial ties to our enemy China. Basically what I recommend is get more ammo.

  6. This was such an inside job the weak, corrupted, pathetic and embarrassing Biden administration is all part of it.
    This is only the beginning, we haven’t seen anything yet, the best is yet to come. Hold on to your butt.
    Welcome to the evil Empire that’s in the White House.
    He’s not my President!

  7. OmG#! Giving in to terrorists is SOOOO WRONG!# Yes…it does seem planned by Big Tech, Soros, and the Biden Administration. I don’t know how those EVIL groups can live with themselves #!

  8. Watch for Cyber Attacks and a fake Nuclear attack 10 days of darkness coming soon Military in charge Trump will be back soon

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