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Lockbit VS US/UK: Ransomware Gang Denies Alleged Leader

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AddiAThe LockBit ransomware group 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. 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.

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

However, X users’ opinions surmised that LockbitSupp is indeed Dmitry Khoroshev. He is a wealthy and influential man with multiple businesses and a long-running ransomware empire, arguably the most successful in modern history. Many also assert that he is a stone-cold psychopath who is playing 3D chess with the FBI.

Additionally, the contest reward of $1000 is insignificant in comparison to the $10 million reward that the FBI offered for information leading to Dmitry Khoroshev’s arrest.

Furthermore, It seems like Dmitry is having some fun with the FBI by initiating this contest, and it will be interesting to see how it plays out. Undoubtedly, the FBI and Dmitry have been in contact, and it would be fascinating to know what they have been discussing.

US/UK Agencies Identify LockBit Leader

The United States government has recently taken action against Dmitry Yuryevich Khoroshev, a Russian national and a vital member of the LockBit ransomware group, for his involvement in developing and distributing LockBit ransomware.

This action was taken as a part of a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency, the Australian Federal Police, and other international partners who have joined forces to tackle the growing threat of ransomware attacks.