The ransomware gang accused of crippling the leading U.S. fuel pipeline operator said on Monday that it never meant to create havoc, an unusual statement that experts saw as a sign the cybercriminals' scheme had gone awry.


The FBI accused the group that calls itself DarkSide of a digital extortion attempt that prompted Colonial Pipeline (COLPI.UL) to shut down its network, threatening extraordinary disruption as Colonial works to get America's biggest gasoline pipeline back online by the end of the week. read more

A terse news release posted to DarkSide's website did not directly mention Colonial Pipeline but, under the heading "About the latest news," it noted that "our goal is to make money, and not creating problems for society."

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Hacker Group Claims All They Wanted Was Money, Not To Create A Gas Crisis

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