Health IT Security February 20, 2024
Jill McKeon

The US and UK disrupted LockBit ransomware group’s operations and developed decryption tools that may allow victims to restore systems infected by LockBit.

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and UK authorities announced the disruption of the LockBit ransomware group at a press conference held in London on February 20. LockBit was a notorious ransomware group that claimed more than 2,000 victims and received upwards of 120 million in ransom payments in recent years.

As previously reported, LockBit was documented as one of the most prolific ransomware variants in 2022 and 2023. The ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) group and its affiliates claimed responsibility for cyberattacks against US healthcare organizations and other organizations across the world.

The U.K. National Crime Agency’s (NCA) Cyber...

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