LockBit Ransomware Group Challenges FBI: Opens Contest to Find Dmitry Yuryevich


LockBitSupp, the alleged administrator of the notorious LockBit ransomware group, has responded publicly to recent efforts by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and international law enforcement to identify and apprehend him. 

Following the restoration of previously seized domains, law enforcement authorities identified Dmitry Yuryevich Khoroshev as the mastermind behind LockBit operations in a recent announcement. This revelation was accompanied by official sanctions from the U.S., U.K., and Australia, along with 26 criminal charges that collectively carry a maximum sentence of 185 years imprisonment. 
Furthermore, the U.S. Justice Department has offered a substantial $10 million reward for information leading to Khoroshev’s capture. Despite these developments, LockBitSupp has vehemently denied the allegations, framing the situation as a peculiar contest on the group’s remaining leak site.

LockBitSupp has initiated a contest on their leak site, encouraging individuals to attempt contact with Dmitry Yuryevich Khoroshev. They assert that the FBI has misidentified the individual and that Khoroshev is not associated with LockBitSupp. 

The ransomware admin suggests that the alleged identification mistake may have arisen from cryptocurrency mixing with their own funds, attracting the attention of law enforcement.

The contest invites participants to reach out to Khoroshev and report back o

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