back to article LockBit dethroned as leading ransomware gang for first time post-takedown

The takedown of LockBit in February is starting to bear fruit for rival gangs with Play overtaking it after an eight-month period of LockBit topping the attack charts. For the first time since the National Crime Agency-led takedown of LockBit, the gang didn't register the most number of attacks across a single month, …

  1. Jedit Silver badge
    Flame

    "We should be adopting AI to fight against these threats."

    AI is the fucking threat. We should be hanging AI "creators" upside down by their bollocks.

    1. Excused Boots Bronze badge
      Joke

      Re: "We should be adopting AI to fight against these threats."

      Well that’s a bit sexist of you isn’t it? You assume there are no female or eunuch AI creators?

      1. Jedit Silver badge
        Joke

        "You assume there are no ... eunuch AI creators?"

        There will be by the time I'm done with them.

    2. Plest Silver badge

      Re: "We should be adopting AI to fight against these threats."

      Pound-to-penny that whatever we use AI for the scuzzbags will be using it in ever more creative ways to fleece innocent folks.

      1. druck Silver badge

        Re: "We should be adopting AI to fight against these threats."

        If pounds and pennies were the only way to pay, the vast majority of ransomware and other online scams would not be possible - ban crypto.

  2. VicMortimer Silver badge
    FAIL

    Distraction from the real fix

    THE solution to ransomware is a criminal ban on payment of ransom, with mandatory prison time for any CEO of any company that pays, and massive fines for the company, I'd suggest 1 year of revenue as the minimum.

    It's the only way this stops, by going after the money. The ransomware perpetrators are beyond the reach of law, the enablers are not.

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