‘Prolific’ LockBit ransomware group loses its keys to a worldwide takedown

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Photograph by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Enforcers from the US and UK disrupted a ransomware group they are saying has focused greater than 2,000 victims and brought over $120 million in ransom funds. They even bought the keys from seized LockBit property to entry knowledge that was encrypted after the group’s assaults, the US Division of Justice introduced in a press launch Tuesday.

The US DOJ, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and UK Nationwide Crime Company’s Cyber Division stated they managed to grab web sites and servers utilized by LockBit to forestall them from stealing knowledge that they allegedly use to extort victims for cash.

The NCA and FBI additionally got here up with decryption methods that they imagine may assist lots of of victims globally regain entry to techniques that have been attacked by LockBit,…

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