LockBit Ransomware Shut Down By Combined Global Law Enforcement
Global Operation Chronos Shuts Down LockBit Ransomware
• SCARS Editorial Team – Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc.
• U.S. Department of Justice
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FBI and Europol reports LockBit as the most deployed ransomware globally, with operations disrupted by law enforcement across ten countries. LockBit, infamous for causing extensive financial damage, saw its criminal activities severely compromised.
The international effort, led by the UK’s National Crime Agency under ‘Operation Cronos’, coordinated by Europol, dismantled LockBit’s infrastructure, including 34 seized servers. Arrests were made in Poland and Ukraine, with warrants issued by French and US authorities. Over 200 cryptocurrency accounts linked to the group were frozen.