FBI takes down Hive ransomware group in an undercover operation

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) along with international partners have taken down the Hive ransomware group. The operation that began in July 2022 resulted in the FBI penetrating Hive’s computer networks, capturing its decryption keys, and offering them to victims worldwide, preventing victims from having to pay the $130 million in ransom demanded, DOJ said in a release on Thursday. 

“Last night, the Justice Department dismantled an international ransomware network responsible for extorting and attempting to extort hundreds of millions of dollars from victims in the United States and around the world,” Attorney General Merrick B. Garland said in the release.  

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