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Infamous DarkSide ransomware reborn as new cyber threat: reports
Is cyber hacking out of control?
Prevailion founder and CEO Karim Hijazi discusses the spike in ransomware attacks on businesses.
A new cyber gang is in town – and tapping into the best features of ransomware used in the Colonial Pipeline attack.
That new gang, BlackMatter, is upfront about its origins, stating that it has "incorporated" the "best features" of DarkSide and two other kinds of ransomware, REvil and Lockbit, according to a statement from the BlackMatter group as noted by cybersecurity company Recorded Future.
DarkSide was identified by the U.S. government as the ransomware responsible for the Colonial Pipeline attack, which resulted in the shutdown of a major pipeline supplying fuel to the U.S. East Coast.