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The FBI blocked $130 million in crypto ransomware

In an official statement published yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that for months, the FBI have been disrupting a vast campaign of ransomware perpetrated by the Hive Network. By infiltrating some of the network’s computers, the Federal Bureau of Intelligence managed to protect victims, and avert more than $130 million in ransom demands.

The Hive group have managed in the year before that to attack more 1,500 victims in over 80 countries, and receive more than $100 million in crypto payments. By infiltrating the network, the FBI managed to recover encryption keys and distribute them to victims who had their systems encrypted by Hive members.

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