lockbit2 attacks ascotlloyd.co.u...

Incident Date:

April 4, 2022

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lockbit2 attacks ascotlloyd.co.u...






London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

First Reported

April 4, 2022

Ascot Lloyd Ransomware Attack

Ascot Lloyd, a prominent financial services entity boasting over 130 financial advisers and a workforce exceeding 500, recently fell victim to the ransomware group Lockbit2. Operating within the finance sector, the firm experienced significant disruption to its website, with the perpetrators openly claiming responsibility on their dark web leak site.

The official website of Ascot Lloyd, which outlines their array of services such as investments, pensions, mortgages, and protection, was compromised. However, the company has yet to disclose the full extent of the damage inflicted by the ransomware attack or identify the specific vulnerabilities that were exploited.

Ransomware attacks pose a substantial financial and operational threat to businesses. A report by Lloyd's estimated that a global ransomware attack could potentially cost the economy $193 billion, impacting over 600,000 businesses worldwide. Despite the staggering potential costs, the report highlights a significant preparedness gap within the global economy, with 86% of the total economic losses remaining uninsured. This leaves an insurance gap of $166 billion.

The incident involving Ascot Lloyd underscores the critical need for robust cybersecurity measures across all business sectors. It is imperative for companies to consistently update their systems, implement strong antivirus solutions, and conduct regular employee training on the dangers of phishing and other forms of social engineering attacks.


  • Ascot Lloyd. (n.d.). Welcome. Retrieved April 10, 2024, from www.ascotlloyd.co.uk
  • Bracknell News. (2022, November 8). Companies hit by ransomware often targeted again, research says. Retrieved April 10, 2024, from www.bracknellnews.co.uk
  • Lloyd's. (n.d.). Bashe Attack - Lloyd's. Retrieved April 10, 2024, from www.lloyds.com

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