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Colonial Pipeline Co. likely paid more than $4 million to hackers in order to get its pipeline back up and running.
“The payments have been made to the terrorists,” billionaire John Catsimatidis, told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo on Thursday morning. “I understand from my sources that $4 million was paid.”
The article goes on to state the following:
When asked by reporters if he knew about the ransom payment, President Biden said he had “no comment.”
Joe Biden smirks and says “no comment” on if Colonial paid hackers ransom for the pipeline attack pic.twitter.com/a7BCC3X15k
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 13, 2021
Bloomberg reported Thursday morning that, according to their sources, Colonial paid nearly $5 million in ransom money to the hackers.
Below is the interview with John Catsimatidis and Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo.
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.
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