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New analysis sheds light on DOJ Bitcoin seizure, as JBS pays massive $11M ransom

New analysis sheds light on DOJ Bitcoin seizure, as JBS pays massive $11M ransom


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has paid an $11 million ransom in Bitcoin to cybercriminals as new details emerge over the FBI’s recovery of assets from a previous heist.

division, said that the payment was painful and made after the majority of JBS plants were up and running again to ensure there were no further attacks.

As reported by Cointelegraph, theFBI managed to recover 63.7 BTC from the 75 BTC ransom paid by the firm to another Russian-linked hacker group called DarkSide.

Evertasanalyzed the transfers using a combination of open-source tools and subscription-based blockchain analytics to reveal that the hacker group split the ransom over three addresses in early May.

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