LockBit ransomware disrupted by global police operation

“Law enforcement agencies from 11 countries have disrupted the notorious LockBit ransomware operation in a joint operation known as ”Operation Cronos.”

“We can confirm that Lockbit’s services have been disrupted as a result of International Law Enforcement action – this is an ongoing and developing operation.”

BleepingComputer has also confirmed that LockBit’s ransom negotiation sites are down but do not currently display a seizure message by the NCA. The law enforcement agencies behind Operation Chronos are expected to publish a joint press release tomorrow at 12:30 CET. The LockBit ransomware-as-a-service operation surfaced in September 2019 and has since targeted a wide range of high-profile organizations worldwide,.

Most recently, Bank of America warned customers their personal information was exposed in a data breach after Infosys McCamish Systems, one of its service providers, was hacked in an attack claimed by the LockBit ransomware gang.

Cybersecurity authorities in the United States and partners worldwide said in a joint advisory released in June that the LockBit gang has extorted at least $91 million from U.S. organizations following as many as 1,700 attacks since 2020.

LockBit claims ransomware attack on Fulton County, Georgia.

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