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The National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom, the Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States and several
other law enforcement agencies conducted a joint operation during
which they eliminated the LockBit hacker group,
Azernews reports, citing foreign media

A notice was posted on the group’s website stating that it is
under the control of law enforcement agencies.

An FBI representative told that as a result of the operation,
which involved 11 countries, 11 thousand domain names used by the
group to distribute malware were seized. The purpose of the
operation, which has been carried out over the past few days, was
to destroy the LockBit infrastructure.

According to the US Department of Justice, more than 1,400 cyber
attacks have been carried out with the participation of LockBit in
the United States and around the world. The hackers demanded a
total of more than $100 million from their victims, receiving at
least tens of millions of dollars in bitcoins.

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