While many ransomware groups come and go, LockBit seems to be the one that persists. First discovered in September 2019 using the name ABCD, and then gaining notoriety as LockBit in April 2020, the group has outlasted many of their competitors
In June 2022, LockBit revealed version 3.0 of its ransomware. In this blog entry, we discuss the findings from our own technical analysis of this variant and its behaviors, many of which are similar to those of the BlackMatter ransomware
We compare the targeting and business models of the Conti and LockBit ransomware groups using data analysis approaches. This will be presented in full at the 34th Annual FIRST Conference on June 27, 2022.