ETDA สำนักงานพัฒนาธุรกรรมทางอิเล็กทรอนิกส์
Electronic Transactions Development Agency
Report
Search
Home > List all groups > LockBit Gang

Threat Group Cards: A Threat Actor Encyclopedia

Permanent link APT group: LockBit Gang

NamesLockBit Gang (?)
Country[Unknown]
MotivationFinancial gain
First seen2019
Description(Bleeping Computer) LockBit ransomware takes as little as five minutes to deploy the encryption routine on target systems once it lands on the victim network.

Joining the ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) business in September 2019, LockBit is atypical in that it’s driven by automated processes for quick spreading across the victim network, identifying valuable systems and locking them up.

LockBit attacks leave few traces for forensic analysis as the malware loads into the system memory, with logs and supporting files removed upon execution.
ObservedSectors: Aviation, Defense, Energy, Financial, Healthcare, Transportation.
Countries: Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, Ukraine, USA.
Tools usedCrackMapExec, EmpireProject, LockBit, Mimikatz, PsExec.
Operations performedMay 2020LockBit ransomware self-spreads to quickly encrypt 225 systems
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lockbit-ransomware-self-spreads-to-quickly-encrypt-225-systems/>
Aug 2020Interpol: Lockbit ransomware attacks affecting American SMBs
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/interpol-lockbit-ransomware-attacks-affecting-american-smbs/>
Sep 2020LockBit ransomware launches data leak site to double-extort victims
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lockbit-ransomware-launches-data-leak-site-to-double-extort-victims/>
Dec 2020Ransomware hits helicopter maker Kopter
<https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-hits-helicopter-maker-kopter/>
Apr 2021UK rail network Merseyrail likely hit by Lockbit ransomware
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/uk-rail-network-merseyrail-likely-hit-by-lockbit-ransomware/>
Jun 2021LockBit Resurfaces With Version 2.0 Ransomware Detections in Chile, Italy, Taiwan, UK
<https://www.trendmicro.com/en_us/research/21/h/lockbit-resurfaces-with-version-2-0-ransomware-detections-in-chi.html>
Aug 2021Energy group ERG reports minor disruptions after ransomware attack
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/energy-group-erg-reports-minor-disruptions-after-ransomware-attack/>
Aug 2021LockBit ransomware recruiting insiders to breach corporate networks
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lockbit-ransomware-recruiting-insiders-to-breach-corporate-networks/>
Aug 2021LockBit 2.0 ransomware incidents in Australia
<https://www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/view-all-content/alerts/lockbit-20-ransomware-incidents-australia>
Aug 2021Accenture confirms hack after LockBit ransomware data leak threats
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/accenture-confirms-hack-after-lockbit-ransomware-data-leak-threats/>
Aug 2021LockBit Ransomware Wants to Hire Your Employees
<https://www.cybereason.com/blog/lockbit-ransomware-wants-to-hire-your-employees>
Aug 2021Bangkok Air confirms passenger PII leak after ransomware attack
<https://therecord.media/bangkok-air-confirms-passenger-pii-leak-after-ransomware-attack/>
Sep 2021LockBit 2.0: Ransomware Attacks Surge After Successful Affiliate Recruitment
<https://securityintelligence.com/posts/lockbit-ransomware-attacks-surge-affiliate-recruitment/>
Oct 2021LockBit 2.0 ransomware hit Israeli defense firm E.M.I.T. Aviation Consulting
<https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/122892/cyber-crime/e-m-i-t-aviation-consulting-ransomware.html>
Nov 2021BlackMatter ransomware moves victims to LockBit after shutdown
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/blackmatter-ransomware-moves-victims-to-lockbit-after-shutdown/>
Jan 2022Infamous ransomware group claims it hacked France’s Justice Ministry
<https://www.politico.eu/article/infamous-ransomware-group-claims-it-hacked-frances-justice-ministry/>
Jan 2022LockBit ransomware gang claims PayBito crypto exchange as new victim
<https://www.hackread.com/lockbit-ransomware-paybito-crypto-exchange-hack/>
Feb 2022Bridgestone Americas confirms ransomware attack, LockBit leaks data
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/bridgestone-americas-confirms-ransomware-attack-lockbit-leaks-data/>
Apr 2022Rio de Janeiro finance department hit with LockBit ransomware
<https://therecord.media/rio-de-janeiro-finance-department-hit-with-lockbit-ransomware/>
Apr 2022Lockbit, Hive, and BlackCat attack automotive supplier in triple ransomware attack
<https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2022/08/10/lockbit-hive-and-blackcat-attack-automotive-supplier-in-triple-ransomware-attack/>
May 2022LockBit 2.0 posted a notice to the dark web portal it uses to identify and extort its victims saying it had files from the Bulgarian State Agency for Refugees under the Council of Ministers.
<https://www.cyberscoop.com/lockbit-ransomware-attack-bulgarian-refugee-agency/>
May 2022Canadian fighter jet training company investigating ransomware attack
<https://therecord.media/top-aces-ransomware-attack-lockbit/>
May 2022Foxconn confirms ransomware attack disrupted production in Mexico
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/foxconn-confirms-ransomware-attack-disrupted-production-in-mexico/>
Jun 2022Mandiant: “No evidence” we were hacked by LockBit ransomware
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/mandiant-no-evidence-we-were-hacked-by-lockbit-ransomware/>
Jun 2022LockBit Ransomware Disguised as Copyright Claim E-mail Being Distributed
<https://asec.ahnlab.com/en/35822/>
Jun 2022LockBit claims ransomware attack on security giant Entrust, leaks data
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lockbit-claims-ransomware-attack-on-security-giant-entrust-leaks-data/>
Jun 2022LockBit 3.0 introduces the first ransomware bug bounty program
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lockbit-30-introduces-the-first-ransomware-bug-bounty-program/>
Jul 2022French telecom company La Poste Mobile struggling to recover from ransomware attack
<https://therecord.media/french-telecom-company-la-poste-mobile-struggling-to-recover-from-ransomware-attack/>
Jul 2022Ransomware gang now lets you search their stolen data
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-gang-now-lets-you-search-their-stolen-data/>
Jul 2022LockBit claims ransomware attack on Italian tax agency
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lockbit-claims-ransomware-attack-on-italian-tax-agency/>
Jul 2022The prolific Lockbit ransomware gang appears to have claimed another two scalps in recent days: the Canadian town of St Marys and the Italian tax agency.
<https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/lockbit-ramps-up-attacks-on-public/>
Aug 2022LockBit ransomware gang gets aggressive with triple-extortion tactic
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lockbit-ransomware-gang-gets-aggressive-with-triple-extortion-tactic/>
Sep 2022LockBit updates leak site with post about Sud-Francilien hospital
<https://www.databreaches.net/lockbit-updates-leak-site-with-post-about-sud-francilien-hospital/>
Oct 2022Microsoft Exchange servers hacked to deploy LockBit ransomware
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-exchange-servers-hacked-to-deploy-lockbit-ransomware/>
Oct 2022Japanese tech firm Oomiya hit by LockBit 3.0. Multiple supply chains potentially impacted
<https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/137243/cyber-crime/oomiya-lockbit-3-0-ransomware.html>
Oct 2022Pendragon car dealer refuses $60 million LockBit ransomware demand
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/pendragon-car-dealer-refuses-60-million-lockbit-ransomware-demand/>
Nov 2022LockBit ransomware claims attack on Continental automotive giant
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lockbit-ransomware-claims-attack-on-continental-automotive-giant/>
Nov 2022LockBit 3.0 gang claims to have stolen data from Kearney & Company
<https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/138136/cyber-crime/lockbit-ransomware-kearney-company.html>
Counter operationsAug 2022LockBit ransomware blames Entrust for DDoS attacks on leak sites
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lockbit-ransomware-blames-entrust-for-ddos-attacks-on-leak-sites/>
Sep 2022LockBit ransomware builder leaked online by “angry developer”
<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lockbit-ransomware-builder-leaked-online-by-angry-developer-/>
Nov 2022Man Charged for Participation in LockBit Global Ransomware Campaign
<https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/man-charged-participation-lockbit-global-ransomware-campaign>
Information<https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lockbit-ransomware-moves-quietly-on-the-network-strikes-fast/>

Last change to this card: 19 November 2022

Download this actor card in PDF or JSON format

Digital Service Security Center
Electronic Transactions Development Agency

Follow us on

Facebook Twitter

Report incidents

Telephone +66 (0)2-123-1227
E-mail [email protected]