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Hive Ransomware seized after a global sting by US-German law enforcement

Hive ransomware was seized after a joint US-German law enforcement crackdown that thwarted $130 million in demands for payment from more than 1,500 victims around the world

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Hive ransomware was seized after a joint US-German law enforcement crackdown that thwarted $130 million in demands for payment from more than 1,500 victims around the world, according to law enforcement authorities.

The FBI penetrated the group’s website starting in July, captured its decryption keys and offered them to victims in 80 countries, which included hospitals, schools, financial firms and critical infrastructure, according to the US Justice Department. The US then coordinated with law enforcement in Germany and the Netherlands.

“The Justice Department will spare no resource to identify and bring to justice anyone anywhere who targets the United States with a

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First Published: Jan 26 2023 | 11:51 PM IST

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