back to article LockBit brags it pumped ION full of ransomware

UK regulators are investigating a cyberattack against financial technology firm ION, while the LockBit ransomware gang has threatened to publish the stolen data on February 4 if the software provider doesn't pay up. According to a statement posted on ION Market's website, its ION Cleared Derivatives division "experienced a …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "The issue is currently isolated to a small number of smaller and mid-size firms"

    So it's not a problem until "the issue" starts targetting Big Money, at which point the battlecruisers will be sent out to deal with it.

    But, until then, the small fry can get stiffed.

  2. AcceptableName

    Some people never learn

    I don't understand. They used quality commercial products like Microsoft Windows and VMware. How did LockBit manage to breach them? ION is blameless as they made all the right technical decisions.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Some people never learn

      Unfortunately for them, LockBit used exactly some vulnerabilities of Windows and VMware.

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