State Department Offers Reward for Information on Ransomware Gang

Officials dismantled the Hive’s computer network, but leaders are unknown and still at large.

The Department of State is offering up to $10 million for information about the leaders of the Hive, a global ransomware gang responsible for extorting more than $100 million in 2021. 

Last month, the Justice Department announced that they infiltrated Hive’s computer networks and seized control of them, preventing $130 million in further ransom payments. But both the identity and locations of the individuals responsible for leading Hive are still unknown. If they remain at large, the resurgence of the gang and a renewed wave of ransomware attacks is a possibility.

“Cybercrime is a constantly evolving threat. But as I have said before, the Justice Department will spare no resource to identify and bring to justice, anyone, anywhere, who targets the United States with a ransomware attack,” Attorney General Merrick Garland stated.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For State Department officials as they seek information on the Hive gang.
  • For wisdom for Attorney General Garland as he heads the Justice Department.

Sources: The Hill, CNN


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