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Colonial Hackers Stole Data Thursday Ahead of Shutdown

  • Attackers stole nearly 100GB of data in two hours on Thursday
  • Theft followed by locking of computers and ransom demand
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The hackers who caused Colonial Pipeline to shut down the biggest U.S. gasoline pipeline on Friday began their blitz against the company a day earlier, stealing a large amount of data before locking computers with ransomware and demanding payment, according to people familiar with the matter.

The intruders, who are part of a cybercrime gang called DarkSide, took nearly 100 gigabytes of data out of the Alpharetta, Georgia-based company’s network in just two hours on Thursday, two people involved in Colonial’s investigation said.