International Agencies Unmasked LockBit Ransomware Group Leader

LockBit ransomware group, known as one of the most active cybercriminal organizations globally, has victimized over 2,000 entities and has extorted more than $120 million in ransom payments while demanding several hundreds of millions more.

In February, a joint operation by authorities in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Europol targeted the LockBit ransomware group. This operation revealed significant details about Dmitry Yuryevich Khoroshev, purportedly a principal administrator of LockBit, as well as other individuals associated with the group’s activities.

Lockbit 3.0 Technical Analysis

The U.S. Department of State issued a formal statement under the Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program (TOCRP), declaring that actions are sanctioned to detain Russian citizen Dmitry Yuryevich Khoroshev in any country. He is accused of engaging in, conspiring to engage in, or attempting to engage in LockBit ransomware operations. Furthermore, the statement includes an offer of a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to his arrest and conviction. A photograph of the alleged LockBit administrator was also disseminated in conjunction with this announcement.

Photograph of Dmitry Yuryevich Khoroshev
Share This: