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FBI dismantles ransomware gang Hive's website. $130 million in ransom payments averted.

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FBI Director WrayFederal authorities dismantled a website operated by a notorious ransomware gang, known to extort millions of dollars from victims as part of a global cybercrime operation.

Attorney General Merrick Garland said the FBI late Wednesday seized a cache of computer servers in Los Angeles supporting the group known as Hive, while foreign law enforcement partners took control of a similar network in Europe to take down the operation which had targeted 1,500 victims in 80 countries.

Since June 2021, federal authorities said, Hive had reaped more than $100 million in ransom payments from schools, hospitals and a range of private companies.

Among the U.S. victims, Garland said, was a hospital in the Midwest, whose systems were locked, preventing the facility from accepting patients in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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