According to sources from the U.S. Department of Justice on Jan. 26, international law enforcement groups have dismantled the infamous Hive cryptocurrency ransomware gang and recovered over 300+ decryption keys to victims since July 2022. Officials raise the example of one incident where a Hive ransomware attack on a Louisiana hospital was thwarted by law enforcement, saving the victim from a $3 million ransom payment.

Ghost servers were reportedly seized Wednesday night in an international law enforcement effort to track ransom payments, seize them back to victims, and dismantle the network’s infrastructure. The organization had been infiltrated by undercover agents since July 2022.

Hive network Dark Web address has been taken down by law enforcement | Source: Twitter