Targeting of Hive ransomware group
Date of report
  • January 2023
  • U.S. Department of Justice, FBI
The U.S. Department of Justice ran a months-long disruption campaign against the Hive ransomware group. During this time, the FBI infiltrated the group’s servers and stole decryption keys, which they distributed to victims, preventing $130 million in ransom payouts.
Suspected victims
  • Hive ransomware group
Suspected state sponsor
  • United States
Type of incident
  • Data destruction
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response