November 3, 2021
Previously known as ABCD ransomware, LockBit 2.0 is a group that operates as a Ransomware as a Service (RaaS). The group has been in operation since 2019 while being known as just LockBit. They had temporarily ceased operations due to increased attention from law enforcement, however, by late-2020 the group resurfaced with an updated ransomware, new affiliate program, and a change in infrastructure. With all the changes and updates, the group renamed themselves as LockBit 2.0. Since their resurface, the LockBit gang has quietly and gradually amassed myriads of victims and continue to do so thanks to their successful affiliate program.