FBI Flash Alert Warns Organizations of Hive Ransomware Group

Health IT security

Jill McKeon

The FBI released a flash alert warning organizations about Hive ransomware, a hacking group responsible for the recent cyberattack on Memorial Health System in mid-August that resulted in EHR downtime, emergency room diversions, and appointment cancellations.

Hive ransomware was first detected in June 2021 and uses a variety of tactics to infiltrate networks. Most commonly, the group uses phishing emails to gain access to networks and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to navigate the network once inside.

“After compromising a victim network, Hive ransomware actors exfiltrate data and encrypt files on the...

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