24 Cyberattacks In 24 Hours

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A notorious ransom gang has gone on a cyberattacking spree.

A notorious LockBit Russia-linked ransomware gang has been enjoying a spree of cybercrime attacks, claiming 24 victims in a span of 24 hours. They are the most bountiful ransomware gang on the cybercrime scene, with the DarkFeed monitoring website tracking its total haul of victims at close to 1,800 at the time of writing.

As reported by CyberNews, Newark Academy in Livingstone, New Jersey marks LockBit’s 24th post in 24 hours. The Cross City Tunnel in Sydney, Australia, was also claimed as a victim of the gang, which issued a deadline for June 26th– presumably demanding that local officers pay a ransom or risk the consequences. The Academy received a tighter deadline for payment- June 23rd.

These cyberattacks were pointed out by ransomware watcher Dominic Alvieri on his Twitter account.

The mentioned ‘consequences’ of such attacks usually involve encrypting and publishing vital data that a target organization depends on to function or would rather its competitors not learn.

Other targeted victims of the gang are Pittsburgh Unified School District and a healthcare center in Fredericksburg, Virginia, as well as a municipality in Iceland. These victims were named by a cybercrime analyst, who posts on Twitter under the name VX-Underground.

It should be noted that ransomware groups will occasionally make unsubstantial victim claims, and while Twitter can be a great source for information about cyberattacks, it should be taken with a grain of salt until confirmed by official sources.

Information provided by CyberNews.