FBI urges LockBit ransomware victims to reach out after securing thousands of decryption keys

The FBI revealed it has thousands of decryption keys that can unlock data encrypted by the LockBit ransomware.

The agency’s Assistant Director for the Cyber Division, Bryan Vorndran, confirmed the news during the 2024 Boston Conference on Cyber Security, and has invited all past LockBit victims to reach out and try to unlock their files.

Read more…
Source: MSN News

Sign up for our Newsletter


  • Ransomware attack shuts down The Superior Court of Los Angeles County

    July 22, 2024

    The Superior Court of Los Angeles County will be closed on Monday as they continue to recover from a ransomware attack that happened last week. Because of this, all 36 courthouse locations across LA County will be closed to start the week as work continues on the repair and reboot of network systems that were shut ...

  • UK teen arrested for alleged role in MGM Resorts cyberattack

    July 21, 2024

    A 17-year-old boy from Walsall has been arrested in connection with the September 2023 cyberattack that crippled MGM Resorts for several days. The West Midlands Police, working alongside the FBI and the National Crime Agency (NCA), apprehended the teenager on Thursday, 18th July, on suspicion of violating the UK’s Computer Misuse Act and blackmail offenses. Authorities ...

  • Cyber Crime Group Provides Ransomware Decryptor to Indonesian National Data Center

    July 9, 2024

    The cyber crime group that locked up an Indonesian national data center last month, impacting hundreds of government services, has opted to provide the ransomware decryptor for free. This was accompanied by an apology, but also a donation link exhorting the Indonesian government and public to show gratitude for their supposed generosity. “Brain Cipher” is a ...

  • Cyber extortion sees huge rise – and small businesses are four times more likely to be hit

    July 4, 2024

    Cyber extortion remains the most prominent threat facing businesses of all sizes across all industries, a new report from Orange Cyberdefense has found. The 2024 Cy-Explorer report worryingly uncovered that the number of victims of cyber extortion scams has grown by 77% year on year. In Q1 of 2024 alone, there were 1,046 organizations that were ...

  • UK and US cops band together to tackle Qilin’s ransomware shakedowns

    June 25, 2024

    UK and US cops have reportedly joined forces to find and fight Qilin, the ransomware gang wreaking havoc on the global healthcare industry. In early June, the notorious Russia-based crew attacked Synnovis, which provides pathology services to National Health Service’s London hospitals. The digital intrusion has led to the cancellation or postponement of surgeries for thousands ...

  • Indonesian government says national data center was hit in ransomware attack – but it won’t pay up

    June 25, 2024

    The government of Indonesia has suffered a ransomware attack that crippled many of its organizations and caused quite a nuisance for its citizens – but says it won’t be held to ransom. Government officials confirmed its National Data Center (PDN) was struck on June 20, with the attack apparently organized by an affiliate of LockBit, with ...