By: Denise Simon | Founders Code
The harbinger is what protections were in place against hacks and ransomware that are underway. Stopping oil and gas flow and delivery is how to stop life and economies. Apply some critical thinking here… it goes way beyond cost as supply is crucial. If the FBI was well aware of the DarkSide in 2020… we need to rethink the Bureau completely.
PC Magazine provides this update in part:
“The FBI confirms that the DarkSide ransomware is responsible for the compromise of the Colonial Pipeline networks,” the agency says. “We continue to work with the company and our government partners on the investigation.”
During a Monday White House press briefing, Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology, said the FBI has been investigating the DarkSide variant since October 2020 and has determined that it’s a ransomware-as-a-service attack, meaning “criminal affiliates conduct attacks and then share the proceeds with ransomware developers,” she said.
Though news reports have tied DarkSide to Russian operatives, President Biden said Monday that “so far, there’s no evidence…from our intelligence people that Russia is involved, although there is evidence that the actors [behind the ransomware are] in Russia, [so] they have some responsibility to deal with this.”