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In May 2021 hackers initiated a cyberattack against Colonial Pipeline Co., the company behind the US’s largest gasoline pipeline. It was the kind of incident American officials had feared for years. Colonial was forced to halt operations for six days, which led to panic buying, shortages, and an incr...

In May 2021 hackers initiated a cyberattack against Colonial Pipeline Co., the company behind the US’s largest gasoline pipeline. It was the kind of incident American officials had feared for years. Colonial was forced to halt operations for six days, which led to panic buying, shortages, and an increase in the price of gas. The company paid the hackers a ransom of 75 Bitcoin, worth about $4.4 million at the time.

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Great piece on some of the important work the @chainalysis team has been doing. (With nice 📸 of @gronager and @jony_levin!)