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The vise seemed to tighten Friday around the hackers computer From Darkside to the origin of the cyberattack against the colonial American pipeline pipeline operator: experts say that his servers were put out of service and that his messages have even been removed by a large community of Russian cybercriminals.
According to the Recorded Future Cybersecurity Firm, the hacker claimed a ransom in Colonial Pipeline admitted that his Darkside group had lost access to many of the servers used to host his blog or be paid.
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accessible via the Tor browser on the Dark Web, the illegal version of the Internet, the Darkside site was inaccessible Friday morning.
"a few hours ago, we lost access to the public part of our infrastructure, namely our blog, our payment server and our back servers," wrote in an article a pirate using the pseudonym Darksupp, cited by recorcade future.
Denial of Service (Denial of Service or Back) are aimed at provoking the closure of a website by overloading traffic.
DARKSUPP also indicated that cryptomonnaie funds, used for the settlement of ransoms required by the Hackers Group, had been withdrawn.
A RecoDed Future analyst, however, considers that the confessions of darskide be a subterfuge allowing the group to close his infrastructure himself to avoid having to pay his associates.
A cyber attack causes the closure of the largest gasoline oil in the United States
© Karen Bleier The main terminal of the Dulles de Washington International Airport on June 15, 2008 Colonial Pipeline, one of the largest oil pipe operators Americans had to cease all its operations since Friday after being a victim of a cyberattack, said the company that carries gasoline and diesel on more than 8,800 km of pipelines across the United States. "On May 7 The Colonial Pipeline Company has learned that it was a victim of a cybersecurity attack," says the group in a statement.
This tactic is known as the output scam ("exit scam" in English ") in the medium of cybercrime.
- Darskide banni of a Russian forum -
at the beginning of the week, the American president Joe Biden had accused of pirates "based in Russia" for led last week the attack against colonial pipeline without saying that Moscow was directly involved.
Mr. Biden said Thursday being "in direct communication with Moscow about the Need for the countries responsible for taking decisive steps against these ransuiting networks ".
According to researchers of the Dark Shadows Digital Risk Protection Platform, all Darkside publications on the Russian-speaking forum of Cybercriminals XXS have been removed.
On the other hand, the recruitment announcements of the criminal group on another popular Russian language platform, exploit, were always online, but they were not updated depui s April and make no reference to the attack on Colonial Pipeline.
Who is Darkside, the gang of hackers behind the cyberattack against colonial pipeline?
© AFP - Nicolas Asfouri Computer Hackers introduced a "Ransomware", a "Ranking Software", in the servers of the Colonial Pipeline. The American Colonial Pipeline company, which holds and manages the largest oil pipeline, has since been a massive cyber attack, threatening the fuel supply of the east coast. Behind this attack, a gang of computerized hackers well organized: Darkside.
According to information from Bloomberg, Colonial Pipeline would have paid $ 5 million to pirates, information that contradicts Washington Post, which says the company has not paid money.
Interviewed by AFP, a spokesman for Colonial Pipeline did not comment, just indicating that there was an ongoing investigation.
The Biden administration also refrained from commenting while highlighting that companies needed to strengthen their IT security.
The attack on Colonial Pipeline's computer systems, which transports nearly half of US petroleum products from the Gulf of Mexico to the East Coast of the United States, forced the operator to close all of its operations.
This caused a panic movement in many motorists, fearing a lack of gas and routing towards service stations.
Colonial Pipeline, however, stated on Thursday night to have relaunched the entire system and restart the delivery of fuels.
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