The Colonial Pipeline Company, recently shut down by hackers demanding a ransom, said they wouldn’t be paying it.
But things seem to have changed…
Colonial Pipeline Co. paid hackers nearly $5 million to free their computer network Friday, despite claims they had no intention of doing so.
Bloomberg News reported that the company paid the ransom in untraceable cryptocurrency and received a decrypting tool to restore their computer network, according to “two people familiar with the transaction.” Though the company received a decrypting tool, it ran very slowly according to the report.Breitbart News
So they went and paid the money, going along with the hackers’ demands.
It was a high-stakes situation, with gas supplies running out in a dozen states, but it looks like they couldn’t solve it any other way.
The Biden Administration wouldn’t give any specifics:
“We recognize that victims of cyberattacks often face a very difficult situation,” Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technologies Anne Neuberger told reporters at the White House on Monday. “And they have to just balance off, in the cost-benefit, when they have no choice with regard to paying a ransom.”
Neuberger said that Colonial was a private company and would defer any questions about paying a ransom to them.Breitbart News
This is all very concerning, because it shows how fragile the system is…
Especially with the Biden Admin in charge.
There was plenty of cheap gas under President Trump.
It’s only taken 4 months of Biden to see prices soar and gas run out in multiple states.
Just goes to show how much damage the Democrats are doing, and how urgent it is to get them out of power.