I was talking to my friend about this the other day: The CIA and Military hire the best hackers and cyber security people in world. They create most of our encryption communications apps and systems, they know who and what is going on in these hacker communities. It wouldnt surprise me at all if they did it.
They held hostage alomst the entire east coast of the USA and a pipline company worth billions yet they only ask for $5mil in crypto and the company got it paid in hours. BS!