LockBit attacks Colegio Decroly Americano

Incident Date:

August 22, 2023

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LockBit attacks Colegio Decroly Americano


Colegio Decroly Americano




Guatemala City, Guatemala

, Guatemala

First Reported

August 22, 2023

LockBit Ransomware Gang Attacks Colegio Decroly Americano

The LockBit ransomware gang has attacked Colegio Decroly Americano. Colegio Decroly Americano is an international school, teaching the American curriculum, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. It was founded in 1993. LockBit posted Colegio Decroly Americano to its data leak site on August 22nd but provided no further details.

LockBit is a RaaS (Ransomware-as-a-Service) that has been active since 2019 and is enabled with security tool evasion capabilities and an extremely fast encryption speed. LockBit is noted for using a triple extortion model where the victim may also be asked to purchase their sensitive information in addition to paying the ransom demand for decrypting systems. LockBit employs publicly available file sharing services and a custom tool dubbed Stealbit for data exfiltration.

LockBit's Activity and Evolution

LockBit was by far the most active attack group in 2022 and continued to be one of the top attack groups in Q1 of 2023, despite being bested in sheer volume by the Clop ransomware gang who surged in Q1.

LockBit demanded ransoms in excess of $50 million in 2022. The group continues to improve their RaaS platform and introduced LockBit 3.0 in June of 2022. The latest version incorporates advanced anti-analysis features and is a threat to both Windows and Linux systems. LockBit 3.0 is modular and configured with multiple execution options that direct the behavior of the ransomware on the affected systems.

LockBit employs a custom Salsa20 algorithm to encrypt files. LockBit takes advantage of remote desktop protocol (RDP) exploitation for most infections, and spreads on the network by way of Group Policy Objects and PsExec using the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.

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