22 Feb 2024

Technology: How law enforcement took down the Lockbit ransomware gang

From Nine To Noon, 11:05 am on 22 February 2024
message from a number of law authorities on the Lockbit website

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Technology correspondent Tony Grasso looks at how Lockbit, the world's largest ransomware gang, was taken down by law authorities.

The gang had conducted attacks on over 1700 organisations, including some in New Zealand.

Meanwhile a Ukrainian national credited as the first to create malware-as-a-service has been charged in the US and could face an 80-year prison term. And is 2FA or two-factor authentication as safe as we think?

Tony Grasso is Principal Consultant at cybersecurity firm TitaniumDefence. He worked at GCHQ in the UK and is a former Intelligence Officer in New Zealand.