US officials believe Russia arrested hacker responsible for Colonial Pipeline attack


by CNN

CNN— The US believes that Russia's domestic intelligence agency has arrested the hacker responsible for the May ransomware attack that forced a major US fuel pipeline to shut down for days, a senior Biden administration official told reporters Friday.

POLITICO—Russia arrests hacker in Colonial Pipeline attack, U.S. says. The arrests followed months of negotiations between the Biden administration and Russian officials around the ransomware attack and other cybersecurity concerns.

Tech Times—US and Russia's Investigation Captured Hackers Likely Responsible for Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack. For the first time in 8 years, Russia has cooperated with a US investigation leading to the arrest of 14 individuals associated with the REvil ransomware group. Learn more.

Engadget—Russia captures hacker likely responsible for Colonial Pipeline cyberattack. The hacker behind the ransomware attack that took down the Colonial Pipeline last year has been apprehended by Russian authorities, according to US officials. Russia’s FSB intelligence agency said Friday that 14 people associated with the REvil ransomware group had been arrested, according toThe Wall Street Journal. The group has taken responsibility for numerous cyberattacks in the US. Officials in the US believe the hacker behind the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline last spring was...