Russian Hacker Indicted as Mastermind Behind LockBit Ransomware

May 9, 2024

The U.S. Department of Justice has unsealed charges against a Russian national accused of developing and operating the notorious LockBit ransomware, one of the most destructive and lucrative cybercrime operations in recent years.

Dmitry Yuryevich Khoroshev, 31, of Voronezh, Russia, has been indicted on 26 counts related to his alleged role as the creator and administrator of LockBit ransomware since its inception in September 2019.

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