What we learn about LockBit, the 'most dangerous' hacker group on this planet | EUROtoday

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Lhe most lively hacker group on the planet within the sights of European authorities. LockBit was focused on Monday February 19 by a joint operation of ten nations, by which France participated, which resulted within the seizure of a number of websites of the group on the darkweb in addition to the arrest of two members. According to France Info, a whole lot of information was additionally collected because of this dragnet. But the LockBit group will not be disappearing.

LockBit, a Russian-speaking group, is thought for having developed quite a few ransomware, ransomware in French. This malware goals to encrypt the info on a tool, which solely turns into readable utilizing a particular code, code which can be offered by the hackers in trade for a big sum of cash. If the sufferer refuses to pay this quantity, they then threaten to make this information public or resell it.

“Destructive” software program

Since 2020, the group has carried out greater than 1,700 assaults within the United States, amassing a complete sum of greater than $90 million in ransoms. American authorities estimated in 2022 that LockBit ransomware was the “most active and [le] most destructive variants in the world.” Their modus operandi will not be solely hacking units, additionally they promote their companies to different hackers, for a share.

The group additionally operated in France. According to the Paris prosecutor's workplace, he would have been concerned in additional than 200 assaults, together with the one which affected the Corbeil-Essonnes hospital in October 2022.