Hive ransomware impacts California non-profit health organisation


Ransomware authors are once again targeting health services, holding important files to ransom and impacting potentially vital services. On this occasion, the victims are a non-profit organisation assisting people with their healthcare needs in California.

When Hive ransomware strikes

The victim, Partnership HealthPlan of California, has apparently been struggling since at least March 24 with this outbreak of Hive ransomware. Hive ransomware has been around since June 2021, and is a typical targeted ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS). It leverages threats to publish exfiltrated data to pressure victims to pay up. The ransomware group is known to work with affiliates that use various methods to compromise company networks.