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Colonial Pipeline reportedly paid $5 million ransom to a hacker group within hours after a cyber attack forced its pipeline to shut down.

Bloomberg reports Colonial paid hackers $5 million within hours after the pipeline was attacked by ransomware on Friday.

Colonial repeatedly denied paying any ransom to the Russian hacker collective Darkside. However, Bloomberg confirmed via inside sources that the ramson was paid "within hours" of the cyber attack.

Colonial pipeline resumed partial operations late Wednesday after paying the ransom to unlock its computerized pipeline system.

The pipeline has already delivered over 1 million gallons of gasoline to stations in southeastern states. However, officials warn that the pipeline won't be fully operational until early next week.

The Washington Post reports that Colonial was "extorted" by the hacker group which threatened to release the company's data unless a fee was paid. The fee was $5 million.

Once the ransom was paid, the hackers provided Colonial with a decryption tool to restore its computer system.

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Hazel E has threatened to sue an overseas plastic surgeon for threatening to publish unflattering before and after photos of the reality TV personality.

The 40-year-old mom-of-one is best known for appearing on VH1 reality series Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood and season 15 of Marriage Boot Camp with husband De'Von.

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In March, Hazel booked an appointment with Comfort Zone surgery in Istanbul, Turkey for full mommy makeover surgery.

She captioned a video: "So excited to share my mommy transformation with you guys! Thank you @gizemsahin.official & @brandibb1 for setting up this amazing makeover experience with @comfortzonesurgeryofficial."

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Hazel was back in the headlines after she almost died during the botched procedure.

Now she is accusing her plastic surgeon of threatening to publish her naked plastic surgery photos to silence her.

According to RhymeswithSnitch, Hazel shared a text message exchange with her doctors and accused them of trying to hack her social media account.

"You guys legally can't send or publish nude photos of me," she wrote. "My team is on to it Christina. You disrespected the f*** out of me & my family."

But "Christina" reminded Hazel that the surgery was free in exchange for promotional rights to all the photos.

"These are basic before and afters. All private areas are covered. When you come as a promo you sign your rights away. So it doesn't matter. I own all photos and videos."

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Kenya Barris has filed a restraining order request for protection from his own sister. The Black-ish creator claims his sister, Colette Barris, used his fame to score her own Hollywood deals for years.

But Colette, a teacher and author, failed to make any progress on her own projects, which Kenya has always refused to help her with. Now Kenya is concerned that his sister will take out her anger on his six children.

According to court papers obtained by TMZ, the famed writer and producer is now seeking legal protection to force Colette to cease communication with him and leave his family alone.

In the filing, Kenya describes their dysfunctional relationship and alleges the last straw came when Colette insisted he had to fund a $4 million adaptation of one of her books - or else, she'd go public with his dirty laundry.

Colette has yet to respond to the allegations, and a ruling on the restraining order request has yet to be made.

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