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FBI, Europol seize Hive ransomware group infrastructure

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Hive, one of the most prolific ransomware operations that U.S. officials say is responsible for at least 1,300 attacks that resulted in at least $100 million in ransom payments, said its site has been seized by law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Europe.

A government official familiar with the matter confirmed to CyberScoop that the FBI carried out this operation overnight with partners.

The Hive ransomware gang is responsible for attacks against a wide range of businesses and critical infrastructure operations, including government facilities, critical manufacturing and especially healthcare and hospitals.

The FBI has worked with international partners before to arrest ransomware group members. In November the Justice Department worked with Canadian police to arrest a dual Russian and Canadian national for allegedly participating in LockBit ransomware attacks.

This story is still developing.

Elias Groll contributed reporting.

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