FBI Disrupts ‘Hive’ Ransomware Group

Posted on AllSides January 26th, 2023
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U.S. authorities seized the servers of the notorious Hive ransomware group after entering its networks and capturing keys to decrypt its software, the Justice Department said on Thursday, calling its effort a “21st-century cyber stakeout.”

The group linked to Hive ransomware is widely seen by authorities and cybersecurity experts as one of the most prolific and dangerous cybercriminal actors in recent years. They have been linked to attacks on more than 1,500 victims including hospitals and schools—and have extorted more than $100 million in ransom payments, the Justice Department said....

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