20 February 2024

International Coalition Disrupts LockBit Ransomware Ring

A joint effort by global law enforcement agencies has successfully disrupted the notorious LockBit ransomware gang, dismantling its operations and seizing infrastructure.

Authorities disrupt operations of notorious LockBit ransomware gang

An international coalition of law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the U.K.'s National Crime Agency, has disrupted the operations of the infamous LockBit ransomware group. The gang's dark web leak site was replaced with a law enforcement notice after a successful takedown operation.

LockBit Cybercrime Impact and Law Enforcement Action

LockBit, since its inception in late 2019, has become one of the most notorious cybercrime groups, leveraging ransomware to extract millions of dollars. In a significant blow to their operations, agencies from around the world collaborated in Operation Cronos, seizing infrastructure and issuing indictments against affiliates, crippling the organization's criminal enterprise.

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