Massive ransomware group shut down by FBI and international law enforcement

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Massive ransomware group shut down by FBI and international law enforcement

A coalition of international law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and UK National Crime Agency, said they have disrupted LockBit, one of the most prolific hacker groups of all time, including shutting down websites the organisation used for ransomware payments.

A post on the gang’s website Monday said it’s “now under the control” of the UK agency, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.

[Bloomberg]
 
If no arrests were made, this means nothing. They will be up and running on new servers, domains and software in 15 minutes.
 
Massive ransomware group shut down by FBI and international law enforcement

A coalition of international law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and UK National Crime Agency, said they have disrupted LockBit, one of the most prolific hacker groups of all time, including shutting down websites the organisation used for ransomware payments.

A post on the gang’s website Monday said it’s “now under the control” of the UK agency, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.

[Bloomberg]
"disrupted"...
 

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Beautiful!

I wonder how many of them will now have bounties on their heads that are placed by affected parties!
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Anyone halfway competent can restore a website somewhere else in a very short time... what has this achieved? Even if they don't have a copy of the sites they could just build something new somewhere else. Surely??
 
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