You may have seen hackers known as LockBit hitting the headlines in recent months. Who are they, and are they a threat to your business?
Despite being responsible for a high number of ransom attacks in recent months, LockBit has stayed relatively low profile. But as the group's aggression has grown, it has disrupted the entire UK postal system with the attack on Royal Mail. With this and other high-profile attacks around the world, it's time to familiarise yourself with this group and other similar threats.
An increasing problem
LockBit and other ransomware attackers are getting better at breaching businesses and stealing sensitive data. In addition to encrypting and leaking data, cybercriminal gangs like LockBit have new and devious methods for pressuring their targets to meet their ransom demands.
This video from Acronis outlines the harm LockBit has caused and how to protect against it.