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Hive Ransomware 'Hacked' & Decrypted by International Law Enforcement


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Hive Ransomware's server have been seized as a result of an international effort between the FBI, BKA, ant NHTCU. 

The DOJ press release claims they "Lawfully 'hacked' the hackers". It's not clear what hacking (if any) was done. According to an FBI search warrant the server was located in Los Angeles. How they were able to find the server behind Tor is anyone's guess. The warrant refers to several other warrants, which are not public, and likely will remain sealed.

Full story: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/announcement-posted-hive-ransomware-groups-site-says-it-has-been-seized-by-fbi-2023-01-26/

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On 1/27/2023 at 8:16 PM, Alex.exe said:

Doesn't the federal government "own" Tor still? Maybe the server was theirs to begin with haha

That would be pretty funny.

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On 1/27/2023 at 2:16 PM, Alex.exe said:

Doesn't the federal government "own" Tor still? Maybe the server was theirs to begin with haha

Yea they funded it heavily. After reading Yasha Levine's "Surveillance Valley" it kind of blew my mind about how Tor is marketed as some super secret libertarian miracle when the us gov is behind and funding it from the very beginning 

 

More reading here https://exiledonline.com/fact-checking-the-tor-projects-government-ties/

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56 minutes ago, syntheticvoid said:

Yea they funded it heavily. After reading Yasha Levine's "Surveillance Valley" it kind of blew my mind about how Tor is marketed as some super secret libertarian miracle when the us gov is behind and funding it from the very beginning 

 

More reading here https://exiledonline.com/fact-checking-the-tor-projects-government-ties/

It's funded by The U.S. government as a way to provide cover for spies. specifically Radio Free America to decimate western news in China and other non-western countries. How most people feel about that is a different story. 

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16 hours ago, NeonPayload said:

It's funded by The U.S. government as a way to provide cover for spies. specifically Radio Free America to decimate western news in China and other non-western countries. How most people feel about that is a different story. 

Yeah I think it was initially a Navy project

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