Reward! Uncle Sam promises $10m for info about DarkSide ransomware gang chiefs

US authorities are dangling a $10m reward for information on the DarkSide gang, while Interpol says half a dozen people were arrested in Ukraine on suspicion of being part of the Cl0p extortionist crew.

The US bounty was offered last night by the foreign ministry, which said in a statement it wants information about “any individual(s) who hold(s) a key leadership position in the DarkSide ransomware variant transnational organized crime group.”

DarkSide was the criminal crew involved in the US Colonial Pipeline hack, where a vital oil conduit feeding America’s eastern coast was out of action for weeks following a ransomware attack. The company bought off the crooks to regain access to its billing software; the attack didn’t compromise operational technology (OT) used to control the pipeline itself.

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