The Justice Department says it has recovered a majority of ransom paid to the perpetrators of a recent cyberattack. It was all in Bitcoin.
The victim, Colonial Pipeline, had gone against FBI guidance and paid a ransom of over $4 million to a Russia-linked hacking group called Darkside.
The breach caused disruptions in the gas supply last month and led to panic buying at the pump.
A DOJ official said this is the first cryptocurrency seizure under a new ransomware task force.
Deputy Attorney Lisa Monaco said: "Today, we turned tables on Darkside."