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LockBit 2.0 ransomware incidents in Australia

ACSC has observed an increase in reporting of LockBit 2.0 ransomware incidents in Australia.

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Background /What has happened?

The ACSC has received reporting from a number of Australian organisations that have been impacted by LockBit 2.0 ransomware. This activity has occurred across multiple industry sectors. Victims have received demands for ransom payments. In addition to the encryption of data, victims have received threats that data stolen during the incidents will be published.

How do I stay secure?

The ACSC has published information on the risks, impacts and preventative actions associated with ransomware on our website.

Assistance / Where can I go for help?

The ACSC is monitoring the situation and is able to provide assistance and advice as required.

Organisations that have been impacted or require assistance can contact the ACSC via 1300 CYBER1.

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