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U.S. Offers $10 Million Reward for DarkSide Ransomware Leaders

Nov. 4, 2021, 7:52 PM

The Biden administration is offering a reward of as much as $10 million for information that helps identify or track down leaders of the notorious DarkSide ransomware group, officials announced Thursday.

U.S. law enforcement has said the Russia-linked group is behind the ransomware attack that crippled Colonial Pipeline Co. in May. The attack shut down a 5,500-mile long pipeline that provides fuel to the East Coast, leading to gas shortages. The company ultimately paid the ransom.

The State Department said it’s also offering as much as $5 million for information that leads to the arrest or conviction -- in ...