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Operation Cronos: law enforcement disrupted the LockBit operation

Security Affairs

Since January 2020, affiliates utilizing LockBit have targeted organizations of diverse sizes spanning critical infrastructure sectors such as financial services, food and agriculture, education, energy, government and emergency services, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation.

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The Week in Cyber Security and Data Privacy: 12 – 18 February 2024

IT Governance

Fowler sent a responsible disclosure notice when he discovered the database and it was secured the following day. Source New Manufacturing USA Yes 20,415 TECA Srl Source New Transport Italy Yes 16.7 Known records breached Zenlayer Source New Telecoms USA Yes 384,658,212 ASA Electronics Source New Engineering USA Yes 2.7

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Cybersecurity agencies published a joint LockBit ransomware advisory

Security Affairs

Help us #StopRansomware by visiting [link] pic.twitter.com/G5jpxtB0Fw — Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (@CISAgov) June 14, 2023 The LockBit ransomware operation was the most active in 2022 and according to the researchers it is one of the most prolific RaaS in 2023.

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FBI obtained 7,000 LockBit decryption keys, victims should contact the feds to get support

Security Affairs

” said Bryan Vorndran, the Assistant Director at the FBI Cyber Division, during the 2024 Boston Conference on Cyber Security. The NCA and its global partners have secured over 1,000 decryption keys that will allow victims of the gang to recover their files for free.

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US GOV OFFERS A REWARD OF UP TO $15M FOR INFO ON LOCKBIT GANG MEMBERS AND AFFILIATES

Security Affairs

The NCA and its global partners have secured over 1,000 decryption keys that will allow victims of the gang to recover their files for free. Today, additional criminal charges against Kondratyev were unsealed in the Northern District of California related to his deployment in 2020 of ransomware against a victim located in California.”

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More details about Operation Cronos that disrupted Lockbit operation

Security Affairs

The NCA and its global partners have secured over 1,000 decryption keys that will allow victims of the gang to recover their files for free. Today, additional criminal charges against Kondratyev were unsealed in the Northern District of California related to his deployment in 2020 of ransomware against a victim located in California.”

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A Russian national charged for committing LockBit Ransomware attacks

Security Affairs

In securing the arrest of a second Russian national affiliated with the LockBit ransomware, the Department has once again demonstrated the long arm of the law. We will continue to use every tool at our disposal to disrupt cybercrime, and while cybercriminals may continue to run, they ultimately cannot hide.”