N.L. says Hive ransomware group was behind 2021 cyberattack on health systems

Rob Antle reports:

The Newfoundland and Labrador government says the Hive ransomware group was behind a cyberattack that paralyzed the province’s health-care system a year and a half ago.

But top government officials still won’t say whether they paid a ransom.

“We can’t disclose anything about a request for a ransom, for security purposes,” Justice Minister John Hogan told reporters Tuesday afternoon.

“Again, that’s advice we get from security agencies, legal instructions, legal advice, and other groups that have had this happen to them.”

Read more at CBC.

Hive never leaked this incident on their leak site.  Hive didn’t leak any data from that attack. Hive didn’t hesitate to list, and leak, data from healthcare entities, including hospitals, that did not pay their ransom demands.

So what is the likelihood that N&L paid?

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