back to article FBI smokes ransomware Hive after secretly buzzing around gang's network for months

The FBI said it has shut down the Hive's ransomware network, seizing control of the notorious gang's servers and websites, and thwarting the pesky criminals' ability to sting future victims. The takedown, which happened Wednesday night, was the culmination of a seven-month covert operation during which the FBI hacked Hive's …

  1. Black Label1
    Black Helicopters

    Infrastructure hosted in Los Angeles

    Seriously? A Russian ransomware gang hosting servers in Los Angeles (if I got it right)? More likely it was a CIA/NSA cash-in op using Russia as a brand.

    But if it was really a Russian-op, expect infrastructure to come back online in 3,2,1...

    Business as usual.

    1. Wellyboot Silver badge

      Re: Infrastructure hosted in Los Angeles

      $100 Million is loose change lost in the sofa to the likes of CIA or NSA.

  2. that one in the corner Silver badge


    Anyone else see the headline and hope to find that the FBI had cracked down on those IoT thugs? You paid all that money and now the cameras don't work; your living room heating will be next to go.

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