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LockBit leaks expose nearly 200 affiliates and bespoke data-stealing malware

February 21, 2024

The latest revelation from law enforcement authorities in relation to this week’s LockBit leaks is that the ransomware group had registered nearly 200 “affiliates” over the past two years.

Affiliates are those people who buy into the gang’s ransomware-as-a-service model, and happily use LockBit’s wares in exchange for a cut of the loot from the extorted victims.

New information about the group is being disseminated daily by the National Crime Agency (NCA), which has control of LockBit’s site and transformed it yesterday, announcing the successful takedown of the world’s leading ransomware gang.

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