Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CrazyFlux.comCrazyFlux.com

Tech News

US indicts LockBit ransomware ringleader, offers $10 million reward

A matrix of green binary code flows down in the background of a laptop computer with a green-hued image of the US Capitol building
Illustration by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

The Department of Justice has unsealed charges against a Russian national accused of developing and administrating LockBit ransomware. In a filing on Tuesday, the DOJ claims the 31-year-old Dmitry Yuryevich Khoroshev helped make LockBit one of “the most prolific and destructive ransomware group[s] in the world.”

Khoroshev has allegedly had involvement in LockBit since it first emerged in September 2019. Over the years, LockBit ransomware attacks have claimed over 2,500 victims in at least 120 countries, with Khoroshev and other co-conspirators allegedly collecting at least $500 million in ransom payments.

Image: UK National Crime Agency

US and UK authorities seized LockBit’s data leak site in February.

LockBit…

Continue reading…

You May Also Like

Tech News

Illustration: The Verge Canada’s security agency is trying to dissuade Canadians from using TikTok, telling users that their data is “available to the government...

Tech News

Rufino Choque, from the Urus Indigenous community, stands over a boat in the middle of the extinct Poopó Lake, which disappeared in 2015. |...

Tech News

If you can afford this home, you can probably afford Anker’s whole-home battery backup solution. | Image: Anker Nearly a year since it was...

Editor's Pick

Bryan Caplan The Cato Institute has just published my Build, Baby, Build: The Science and Ethics of Housing Regulation. The book is a non‐​fiction graphic...