US recovers most of $4.4 million ransom paid to Colonial Pipeline hackers

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The company says it is grateful to FBI for its 'swift work and professionalism'

The US Justice Department says it has recovered the majority of the $4.4 million (£3.1m) ransom that was paid to perpetrators of the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline last month. In an affi...

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