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DarkSide Ransomware Hit Colonial Pipeline—and Created an Unholy Mess – WIRED

As the White House gets involved in the response, the group behind the malware is scrambling.



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DarkSide was illustrative of that enforcement problem even before the Colonial Pipeline attack. It almost exclusively targets English-speaking organizations and is widely thought to be a criminal group based in Russia or Eastern Europe. The DarkSide malware is even built to conduct language checks on targets and to shut down if it detects Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Armenian, Georgian, Kazakh, Turkmen, Romanian, and other languages associated with Russia’s geopolitical interests. The Kremlin…

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