With Conti gone, LockBit takes lead of the ransomware threat landscape

The number of ransomware attacks observed over the previous three months declined compared to the previous quarter, according to reports from two threat intelligence companies. However, the gap left by the Conti gang has been filled by other players, with LockBit cementing itself in the top position and likely to serve as a future source for ransomware spin-offs.

From July to September, security firm Intel 471 counted 455 attacks from 27 ransomware variants, with LockBit 3.0 being responsible for 192 of them (42%). Meanwhile, security firm Digital Shadows, a ReliaQuest company, tracked around 600 ransomware victims over the same time period, with LockBit accounting for 35% of them.

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