American Hospital Association February 20, 2024

The U.S. Department of Justice, United Kingdom and other global partners have seized control of servers used by the LockBit ransomware-as-a-service group, charging five of the group’s affiliates for their participation in a conspiracy to attack over 2,000 victims and demand over $120 million in ransom payments. The agencies obtained decryption keys from the seized infrastructure and encourage victims to contact the FBI to learn whether these can help them regain access to their data. In addition, the State Department will reward up to $15 million for information about LockBit associates.

“LockBit has hurt thousands of victims across the country and around the world to include in recent years, targeting all sectors, from government and public sector companies, such as...

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