FBI confirms DarkSide ransomware used in Colonial Pipeline hack

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A pedestrian walks past the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, U.S., December 2, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

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WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) - The FBI confirmed on Monday that the ransomware group responsible for the compromise of the Colonial Pipeline network is DarkSide, pinning the blame on an experienced group of cyber criminals who have already hacked into scores of companies in the U.S. and Europe.

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Reporting by Mark Hosenball Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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