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The hackers of the "Hive" network, "threat n ° 1 worldwide" according to the police, made 58 victims in France


The central direction of the judicial police participated in the dismantling of this planetary network of pirates using the most formidable ransomware. She reveals on Friday that the departmental council of Seine-Maritime is among the victims who have filed a complaint.

Referred to as the "

No. 1 threat worldwide

", the "Hive" pirate software network (the "Hive" in French), used industrially by "hackers" specializing in computer attacks with ransom demands, has made no less than 58 victims (companies or communities) in France: this is what the national police have just announced this Friday, which participated in an extraordinary hunt, carried out alongside twelve other countries under the aegis of the FBI and Europol.

The “Hive” ransomware, dismantled this Thursday thanks to an international operation, represented one of the major threats for the social and economic sector, both in the United States and in Europe

”, underlines the French police who recall that “

the first victim was identified in Canada in June 2021.

In France, the first attack dates from July 2022. Since then, investigators have identified 1,500 victims across 80 countries, for damage estimated at 100 million dollars.

$130 million in harm averted

After infiltrating a system...

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Source: lefigaro

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