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Cybereason CEO told the world about DarkSide's hacking techniques from a bomb shelter in Israel

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In early May, Cybereason CEO Lior Div took his first trip back to Israel since before the pandemic to visit his 300 employees based there. It’s a journey he used to make every few months from Boston, where his company is headquartered.

The visit was much more eventful than he’d anticipated. A few days into Div’s stay came the news that the operator of the largest U.S. pipeline had been paralyzed by a cyberattack that knocked out a 5,500-mile fuel network.

Any big corporate hack catches Div’s interest because his start-up’s business is to keep out the bad guys. The Colonial Pipeline attack was of particular concern because the group responsible, an outfit called DarkSide, had tried to infiltrate one of Cybereason’s clients nine months earlier.

“They were fairly sophisticated, active and looked very professional,” Div said in an interview. Cybereason ranked No. 23 on this year’s CNBC’s Disruptor 50 List.

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