Threat actors of Lockbit 2.0 ransomware gangs have posted a message on their Tor-based leak website claiming to have stolen files from the Ministry of Justice’s systems.
The French Ministry of Justice is aware of the alert and has immediately taken actions to proceed to the needed verifications, in collaboration with the competent services in this field.French Ministery Statement
The hackers state on their website that an unspecified amount of stolen data will be made public in two weeks from now, on February 10.
LockBit 2.0 operators also targeted Danish wind turbine giant Vestas and consulting giant Accenture last year. They are known to leak files stolen from victims that refuse to pay a ransom.
Authorities around the world have stepped up efforts against ransomware operators following a series of damaging attacks.
Russia has started taking action against citizens believed to be involved in cybercrime operations. The country’s FSB security agency announced recently the arrests of over a dozen people believed to be members of the REvil group.