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NamesLockBit
ABCD Ransomware
CategoryMalware
TypeRansomware, Big Game Hunting, Reconnaissance, Remote command
Description(Kaspersky) LockBit ransomware is malicious software designed to block user access to computer systems in exchange for a ransom payment. LockBit will automatically vet for valuable targets, spread the infection, and encrypt all accessible computer systems on a network. This ransomware is used for highly targeted attacks against enterprises and other organizations. As a self-piloted cyberattack, LockBit attackers have made a mark by threatening organizations globally with some of the following threats:

• Operations disruption with essential functions coming to a sudden halt.
• Extortion for the hacker’s financial gain.
• Data theft and illegal publication as blackmail if the victim does not comply.
Information<https://www.kaspersky.com/resource-center/threats/lockbit-ransomware>
<https://www.mcafee.com/blogs/other-blogs/mcafee-labs/tales-from-the-trenches-a-lockbit-ransomware-story/>
<https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/05/lockbit-the-new-ransomware-for-hire-a-sad-and-cautionary-tale/>
<https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2020/04/24/lockbit-ransomware-borrows-tricks-to-keep-up-with-revil-and-maze/>
<https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2020/10/21/lockbit-attackers-uses-automated-attack-tools-to-identify-tasty-targets/>
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lockbit-ransomware-moves-quietly-on-the-network-strikes-fast/>
<https://www.prodaft.com/m/reports/LockBit_Case_Report___TLPWHITE.pdf>
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lockbit-ransomware-now-encrypts-windows-domains-using-group-policies/>
Malpedia<https://malpedia.caad.fkie.fraunhofer.de/details/win.lockbit>
AlienVault OTX<https://otx.alienvault.com/browse/pulses?q=tag:lockbit>

Last change to this tool card: 09 August 2021

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 LockBit Gang[Unknown]2019-Aug 2021 HOT 

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