LockBit claims Deutsche Telekom as one of its ransom victims, along with dozens more


Deutsche Telekom Listed as LockBit Ransomware Victim: Company Denies Allegations

Deutsche Telekom, a global telecommunications giant, found itself among the 58 victims listed on the LockBit ransomware leak site on Monday. The Russian-linked ransomware group has given the company until May 21st to begin negotiations and pay an undisclosed ransom.

However, Deutsche Telekom spokesperson Christian Fischer has dismissed LockBit’s claims as mere speculation. Fischer clarified that while the company’s name was listed on the darknet blog, there is no concrete evidence to suggest that data has been stolen.

The list of victims posted by LockBit includes a diverse range of companies, from Canadian internet providers to South American banks and European hotels. All 58 victims have been given the same deadline, creating a sense of urgency among the affected organizations.

In a separate development, the FBI has updated a previously seized LockBit leak site, hinting at new information about their investigation into the ransom gang. The ongoing battle between law enforcement agencies and cybercriminals highlights the growing threat of ransomware attacks on businesses worldwide.

Despite previous attempts to dismantle the LockBit operation, the group has managed to evade authorities and continue their illicit activities. With a track record of targeting high-profile companies and causing significant disruptions, LockBit remains a formidable adversary in the world of cybersecurity.

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