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LockBit ransomware officially returns: Hackers hit back with new attacks after apparently being shut down

The infamous ransomware operator LockBit has apparently returned, with new encryptors, new infrastructure, and new data breach and negotiation websites.

Earlier this week, cybersecurity researchers at Zscaler reported that new LockBit victims received a ransom note with a different Tor URL for further steps, with BleepingComputer two new encryptor variants were also found and uploaded to VirusTotal in two consecutive days, both with the new annotations.