Jan 15, 02:00
In the US, they announced the involvement of a hacker detained by the FSB in the attack on the Colonial Pipeline
A member of the REvil hacker group, the liquidation of which the FSB reported the day before, is related to a cyber attack on the American Colonial Pipeline fuel pipeline network last spring, the US administration said.
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One of the members of the REvil hacker group, who was detained by the FSB after being contacted by the United States, was involved in a cyber attack on the American pipeline company Colonial Pipeline in May last year. This was stated at a briefing by a representative of the US administration (his name is not called), reports Reuters.
“We believe that one of those who were detained today is responsible for the attack on the Colonial Pipeline last spring,” he said.
The FSB reported on the liquidation of the hacker group the day before, on January 14. The intelligence service said that at the request of the United States, 14 alleged members of REvil were detained, the operation took place in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Leningrad and Lipetsk regions. About 426 million rubles were confiscated from the suspects, including in cryptocurrency, $600 thousand, €500 thousand, computer equipment and 20 premium cars.
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According to the department, Washington accused the group of attacks on the information resources of foreign high-tech companies and extortion of money.