In a series of raids across Ukraine, the agencies apprehended several individuals that allegedly belong to the group, which has encrypted over 250 servers and cost large corporations several hundreds of millions of euros.
Operation Nervone shows how international and private-public sector collaboration is essential in identifying and arresting cybercriminals.
The Government Accountability Office found that various federal agencies don't have a comprehensive way to track cybercrime data, which it says is "leaving the country less prepared to combat cybercrime.”
The Department of Justice hopes that its new National Security Cyber Section will improve cybercriminal investigations with more dedicated resources, speed and organizational support.
Ruslan Magomedovich Astamirov allegedly worked as a LockBit affiliate and launched five ransomware attacks between 2020 and 2023.