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DarkSide Ransomware


Date: 10 Aug 2020

Estimated value: 21 200 000

The Colonial Pipeline cyberattack took place on May 7, 2021, when Colonial Pipeline suffered a malware attack that forced them to shut down its system. The attack halted all of the pipeline’s operations. Colonial Pipeline said that the attack affected some of their information systems. The same group is believed to have stolen 100 gigabytes of data from company servers the day before the malware attack. DarkSide is a relatively new ransomware strain that made its first appearance in August 2020. DarkSide follows the RaaS (ransomware-as-a-service) model, and, according to Hack Forums, the DarkSide team recently announced that DarkSide 2.0 has been released. The group is equipped with the fastest encryption speed on the market and even includes Windows and Linux versions.