Treasury Sanctions Head of Russia-Based LockBit Ransomware

State Department offers a reward for information on the cyber criminal that leads to his arrest.

The Treasury Department sanctioned the leader of the Russian ransomware group LockBit in an effort to counter the cybercriminal organization. Dmitry Yuryevich Khoroshev led the development and distribution of the LockBit ransomware program, and he is still at large in Russia. The State Department is also offering a $10 million reward for information leading to Khoroshev’s arrest.

“Today’s action reaffirms our commitment to dismantling the ransomware ecosystem and exposing those who seek to conduct these attacks against the United States, our critical infrastructure, and our citizens,” said Under Secretary for Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson. “The United States, in close coordination with our British and Australian partners, will continue to hold accountable the individuals responsible for these disruptive and threatening activities.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Under Secretary Nelson to receive God’s guidance as he heads the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.
  • For wisdom for the secretaries of the Treasury and State Departments as they collaborate on sanctions and addressing international criminals.

Sources: Department of the Treasury


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