In one instance, Hive allegedly infiltrated a Midwest hospital’s computer system in August 2021, while covid was surging, preventing the hospital from admitting new patients, Garland said.
Garland, FBI Director Chris Wray and their top deputies described the dismantling of Hive as a major victory in the government’s efforts to prevent increasingly common, complex and damaging cybercrimes. Officials said they have not made any arrests, but the investigation is continuing.
“Cybercrime is a constantly evolving threat,” Garland said. “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.”
This is a developing story. It will be updated.