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Trend Micro Helps Global Law Enforcement Disrupt major ransomware operation

Leading the fight against ransomware

Intech3 is a longstanding partner of Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, dedicated to fortifying our clients’ digital defences.

For years, Intech3 and Trend Micro have worked together to deliver comprehensive cybersecurity solutions tailored to our clients’ needs. Leveraging Trend Micro’s cutting-edge technologies and expertise, we ensure that our clients are equipped with robust protection against a wide range of cyber threats, including malware, ransomware, and phishing attacks.

Recently, in a landmark operation spearheaded by the National Cybersecurity Agency (NCA) in collaboration with Trend Micro, a comprehensive analysis of LockBit-NG-Dev, the developmental version of LockBit ransomware, was conducted. It is anticipated the LockBit group was responsible for around 25 percent of all ransomware leaks in 2023, causing billions of dollars in losses.

Working in collaboration with law enforcement agencies Trend Micro took over LockBits’ entire leak site infrastructure. The operation resulted in the apprehension of 2 individuals, the indictment of 5 more, the public release of all decryption keys, the freezing of over 200 cryptocurrency wallets, and the confiscation of 34 servers distributed across eight countries.

Trend helped prevent the release of the group’s next malware products and automatically installed protection for Trend Micro customers, even before the group themselves had finished testing.

Through this enduring partnership, Intech3 remains at the forefront of cybersecurity innovation, providing our clients with peace of mind knowing that their valuable assets and sensitive data are safeguarded against ever-evolving cyber threats.

Together, Intech3 and Trend Micro continue to empower organisations to navigate the digital landscape confidently, secure in the knowledge that their cybersecurity needs are in capable hands.

Click on the link below to read more about Trend’s role in the LockBit operation.


How the most prolific and detrimental ransomware group in the world was dissected.