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Hive ransomware actors have extorted over $100M from victims, says FBI  

By Editor - Fri Nov 18, 5:46 am

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The U.S. government has warned of ongoing malicious activity by the notorious Hive ransomware gang, which has extorted more than $100 million from its growing list of victims. A joint advisory released by the FBI, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and the Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday revealed that the Hive ransomware gang has received upwards of $100 million in ransom payments from over 1,300 victims since the gang was first observed in June 2021. This list of victims includes organizations from a wide range of industries and critical infrastructure sectors such as government facilities, communications, and information technology, with a focus on specifically healthcare and public health entities. Hive, which operates a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) model, claimed the Illinois-based Memorial Health System as its first healthcare victim in August 2021. This cyberattack forced the health system to divert care for emergency patients and cancel urgent care surgeries and radiology exams. The ransomware gang also released sensitive health information of about 216,000 patients.

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