LockBit Ransomware Shut Down By Combined Global Law Enforcement – 2024

LockBit Ransomware Shut Down By Combined Global Law Enforcement

Global Operation Chronos Shuts Down LockBit Ransomware

Cybercrime News

Authors:
•  SCARS Editorial Team – Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc.
•  Europol
•  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.

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xDedic Marketplace Is Now An Ex-xDedic Marketplace! Another Dark Web Shutdown 2024

xDedic Marketplace Is Now An Ex-xDedic Marketplace!

Global Law Enforcement Shuts Down Dark Web Marketplace and Arrests 19

Authors:
•  SCARS Editorial Team – Anthropologist, Scientist, Director of the Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc.
•  United States Department of Justice

Article Abstract

United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg concludes a significant transnational cybercrime investigation into the xDedic Marketplace, a dark web site trafficking in login credentials and personal data of U.S. residents.

Operating globally, this marketplace enabled diverse illegal activities such as tax fraud and ransomware.

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