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US offers $10 million for tips on Hive ransomware leadership
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US offers $10 million for tips on Hive ransomware leadership

The Hive ransomware group is being sought after, and the U.S. State Department is offering prizes of up to $10 million for information leading to their location, identification, or arrest. Between June 2021 and November 2022, the FBI claims that this ransomware organization had stolen about $100 million from more than 1,300 businesses in more than 80 countries. The Department of State announced today that any information leading to the identification and/or location of any individual(s) who occupy a key leadership role in the transnational organized crime group that uses the Hive ransomware version will be eligible for a reward offer of up to read more US offers $10 million for tips on Hive ransomware leadership. Get up to date on the latest cybersecurity news and enhance your kn...
U.S. Imposes Visa Restrictions on Those Involved in Illegal Spyware Surveillance
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U.S. Imposes Visa Restrictions on Those Involved in Illegal Spyware Surveillance

According to the U.S. State Department, a new policy is being implemented that places restrictions on visas for those who are connected to the illicit use of commercial spyware to monitor members of civil society. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated, "The misuse of commercial spyware threatens privacy and freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly, and association." "Such targeting has been linked to arbitrary detentions, forced disappearances, and extrajudicial killings in the most egregious of cases." The most recent actions are intended to "promote accountability" for those who misuse commercial spyware, highlighting ongoing attempts by the US government to limit the spread read more U.S. Imposes Visa Restrictions on Those Involved in Illegal Spyware Surveillance. Get up t...