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Europol, FBI Announce LockBit Ransomware Crackdown

Europol, FBI Announce LockBit Ransomware Crackdown

An international takedown operation has hit the infamous LockBit ransomware group on multiple levels, with law enforcement agencies targeting its technical infrastructure, making arrests and releasing a decryption tool for victims to recover encrypted files without paying a ransom. The sweeping operation, announced Tuesday, was coordinated by Europol and Eurojust, and involved law enforcement from … Read more

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Feds Seize LockBit Ransomware Websites, Offer Decryption Tools, Troll Affiliates

Feds Seize LockBit Ransomware Websites, Offer Decryption Tools, Troll Affiliates

U.S. and U.K. authorities have seized the darknet websites run by LockBit, a prolific and destructive ransomware group that has claimed more than 2,000 victims worldwide and extorted over $120 million in payments. Instead of listing data stolen from ransomware victims who didn’t pay, LockBit’s victim shaming website now offers free recovery tools, as well … Read more

New Redis attack campaign weakens systems before deploying cryptominer

New Redis attack campaign weakens systems before deploying cryptominer

Cloud attackers are stepping up their game in a new cryptojacking campaign that targets exposed Redis deployments, researchers warn. Compared to previous attacks against the in-memory data store, the perpetrators make use of certain system weakening commands before installing their cryptocurrency mining malware. Researchers from Cado Security have dubbed the new miner Migo and note … Read more

LockBit ransomware operations seized by law enforcement in ‘Operation Cronos’

LockBit ransomware operations seized by law enforcement in ‘Operation Cronos’

Several operations of the notorious ransomware gang LockBit have been seized by global law enforcement authorities in a coordinated takeover under the banner “Operation Cronos.” Eight “.onion” domains owned by the ransomware group have been taken over by the authorities and as of Tuesday, were displaying a message that read, “The site is now under … Read more