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Lockbit 3.0 Breached Federal Reserve; 33 Terabytes Data Allegedly Compromised


The Lockbit ransomware group announced that it had breached the systems of the United States Federal Reserve and exfiltrated 33TB of sensitive data, including “Americans’ banking secrets.

The ransomware group revealed that The Federal Reserve is on its victim list. Notably, the Federal Reserve System, based in Washington D.C., is the central banking system of the United States of America, which conducts monetary policy to support a healthy economy.

The Federal Reserve, established on December 23, 1913, in response to a series of financial panics, aimed to centralize control of the monetary system to address and mitigate future financial crises. The group claims to have 33TB of data containing Americans’ banking secrets.

LockBit Threaten to Leak Federal Reserve Data

The Lockbit ransomware group added the Federal Reserve to the list of victims on its Tor data leak site and threatened to leak the stolen data on June 25, 2024, at 20:27:10 UTC. The group hasn’t published any sample of the stolen data.

Furthermore, the group announced, 33 terabytes of juicy banking information containing Americans’ banking secrets. You better hire another negotiator within 48 hours, and fire this clinical idiot who values Americans’ bank secrecy at $50,000.

In early June, the FBI informed victims of LockBit ransomware that it had obtained over 7,000 LockBit decryption keys that could allow some of them to decrypt their data.

The FBI is inviting victims of LockBit ransomware to come forward because it has obtained over 7,000 LockBit decryption keys that could allow them to recover their encrypted data for free.

Additionally, from our ongoing disruption of LockBit, we now have over 7,000 decryption keys and can help victims reclaim their data and get back online,” said Bryan Vorndran, the Assistant Director at the FBI Cyber Division, during the 2024 Boston Conference on Cyber Security. “We are reaching out to known LockBit victims and encouraging anyone who suspects they were a victim to visit our Internet Crime Complaint Center at”

Ransomware Gang Denies Alleged Leader

The LockBit ransomware gang posted on their website about a contest they have initiated, called ‘contest. Omg’. The contest’s purpose is to contact Dmitry Khoroshev, and they are offering a reward of $1000 to anyone who can help them get in touch with him.

Furthermore, the group has refuted the FBI claim or belief that LockbitSupp is Dmitry Khoroshev. They hope to use the contest to prove their point and demonstrate that LockbitSupp is not the real Dmitry Khoroshev.

Additionally, according to the sources, this contest is a parallel attempt to locate and contact Dmitry from a different angle using goodwill and crowdsourcing techniques.

Moreover, It is also an attempt to expand the circle of contacts that may have more casual associations with Dmitry, which could help the Lockbit group in their efforts.