The Dark Side of the gas line

Major news organizations are reporting: A hacker group called DarkSide is reportedly behind the cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline that shut down a major oil pipeline over the weekend..

DarkSide makes ransomware hacking tools, but only largely goes after for-profit companies from English-speaking countries.

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According to Boston-based Cybereason, DarkSide is an organized group of hackers set up along the “ransomware as a service” business model, meaning the DarkSide hackers develop and market ransomware hacking tools, and sell them to other criminals who then carry out attacks. Think of it as the evil twin of a Silicon Valley software start-up.

Bloomberg first reported that DarkSide may be involved in the attack on Colonial Pipeline….

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