LockBit Ransomware Leaks Data Of 50+ Companies

Tyler Cross
Tyler Cross Senior Writer
Published on: May 9, 2024
Tyler Cross Tyler Cross
Published on: May 9, 2024 Senior Writer

The LockBit ransomware gang released a massive data leak on Monday containing the sensitive information of multiple large companies.

The gang claimed to have leaked the information of more than 50 companies spread across the US, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Canada, Poland, Germany, Belgium, France, Indonesia, Croatia, Taiwan, Mexico, and Turkey. Among the victims was the Church of Sweden, South American Banco de Venezuela, Netspectrum, and Deutsche Telekom.

Government officials from various countries were also targeted.

However, there is reason to doubt that the hackers actually have pressing information. Deutsche Telekom believes that the leaked data isn’t dangerous.

“The facts: On a website operated as-a-service by a group called LockBit, the names of 40 companies from which data is said to have been stolen have been published,” declares the telecommunication companies spokesperson, Christian Fischer. “”Among them is Deutsche Telekom AG. Everything else is pure speculation currently,”

If LockBit is telling the truth about the scope of the data they stole, any of Deutsche Telekom’s 200,000 employers and nearly 300 million customers could be affected.

At the moment, we don’t know the contents of the exfiltrated data, nor if it’s up-to-date. None of the impacted companies have put forth any statements.

In the past, the LockBit gang gained infamy for carrying out a series of ruthless attacks as well as having their website shut down by the authorities back in February. Multiple arrests were made after the authorities took down LockBits servers.

The gang challenged law enforcement agencies by making a fierce comeback and launching a string of aggressive attacks.

Recently, law enforcement agencies in the US, Australia, and the UK alleged Dmitry Yuryevich Khoroshev, a Russian national, was the mastermind behind the attacks. Arrests have yet to be made, but Yuryevich has been sanctioned by the US and faces up to 185 years in prison if he’s found guilty of all charges.

About the Author
Tyler Cross
Tyler Cross
Senior Writer
Published on: May 9, 2024

About the Author

Tyler is a writer at SafetyDetectives with a passion for researching all things tech and cybersecurity. Prior to joining the SafetyDetectives team, he worked with cybersecurity products hands-on for more than five years, including password managers, antiviruses, and VPNs and learned everything about their use cases and function. When he isn't working as a "SafetyDetective", he enjoys studying history, researching investment opportunities, writing novels, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends."