Master Key for Hive Ransomware Retrieved Using a Flaw in its Encryption Algorithm

Researchers have detailed what they call the “first successful attempt” at decrypting data infected with Hive ransomware without relying on the private key used to lock access to the content. “We were able to recover the master key for generating the file encryption key without the attacker’s private key, by using a cryptographic vulnerability identified…

Justice Department Appoints First Director of National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) earlier this week appointed Eun Young Choi to serve as the first Director of the National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET) it established last year. The NCET was created to tackle the criminal misuse of cryptocurrencies and digital assets,” with a focus on illegal activities in virtual currency exchanges, mixing…