Unveiling the Fallout: Operation Cronos’ Impact on LockBit Following Landmark Disruption

The RaaS group LockBit that has been in operation since early 2020, grew to become one of the largest RaaS groups in the ransomware ecosphere and was responsible for 25% to 33% of all ransomware attacks in 2023. The group Read More …

Member of LockBit ransomware group sentenced to 4 years in prison

A dual Canadian-Russian national has been sentenced to four years in prison for his role in infecting more than 1,000 victims with the LockBit ransomware and then extorting them for tens of millions of dollars. Mikhail Vasiliev, a 33-year-old who Read More …

LockBit cyberattack: Fulton County refuses to pay ransom as deadline passes

Fulton County leaders say they have not paid any ransom to the criminal group claiming responsibility for the cyberattack that affected several of the county’s agencies. The group LockBit had set a deadline of 8:49 a.m. on Thursday for Fulton Read More …

Lockbit cybercrime gang says it is back online following global police bust

Lockbit, the cybercrime gang that was knocked offline by a comprehensive international police operation earlier this month, says it has restored its servers and is back in business. The group, notorious on the internet’s criminal underground for using malicious software Read More …

Law enforcement disrupt world’s biggest ransomware operation

In a significant breakthrough in the fight against cybercrime, law enforcement from 10 countries have disrupted the criminal operation of the LockBit ransomware group at every level, severely damaging their capability and credibility. LockBit is widely recognised as the world’s Read More …

Known ransomware attacks up 68% in 2023

Today, Malwarebytes released its 2024 State of Malware report, detailing six cyberthreats that resource-constrained IT teams should pay attention to in 2024. Top of the list is “Big Game” ransomware, the most serious cyberthreat to businesses all around the world. Read More …

Exploring the (Not So) Secret Code of Black Hunt Ransomware

It seems like every week, the cybersecurity landscape sees the emergence of yet another ransomware variant, with Black Hunt being one of the latest additions. Initially reported by cybersecurity researchers in 2022, this new threat has quickly made its presence Read More …

Subway reportedly hit by LockBit ransomware – but is it half-baked speculation?

Subway has allegedly suffered a data breach at the hands of none other than the notorious LockBit ransomware gang. According to a media report, the ransomware-as-a-service provider added the sandwich makers to its data leak site earlier this week after Read More …

#StopRansomware: LockBit 3.0 Ransomware Affiliates Exploit CVE 2023-4966 Citrix Bleed Vulnerability

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), and Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Center (ASD’s ACSC) are releasing this joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) to disseminate IOCs, TTPs, Read More …

Royal Mail’s recovery from ransomware attack will cost business at least $12M

Royal Mail’s parent International Distributions Services has revealed for the first time the infrastructure costs associated with its January ransomware attack.… LockBit’s attack has driven costs up across various areas of the Brit business, but improvements to the corporation’s Heathrow Read More …