Cyber Security Giant Mandiant Denies Hacking Claims By LockBit Ransomware

According to a Mandiant representative, the company was aware of LockBit 2.0 claims, but there was no evidence of a cyberattack as yet.

The infamous ransomware-as-a-service group using a variant of LockBit ransomware (LockBit 2.0) has claimed to have successfully hacked Mandiant cybersecurity firm and threatened to release company files. 

The ransomware gang was first seen in September 2019 as ABCD ransomware and has since targeted thousands of organizations worldwide. In its latest attack, the LockBit ransomware gang claimed that it would release Mandiant data on its Dark Web portal.

The group further claimed that they have stolen 356,841 files from Mandiant, which they intend to leak online. For your information, LockBit 2.0 has hit many high-profile entities in the past including the following:

No Evidence of Hacking- Mandiant

According to a Mandiant representative, the company was aware of LockBit 2.0 claims, but there was no evidence of a cyberattack as yet. After LockBit 2.0 posted its second threat message late Monday, the company released a statement.

In response, the company rep stated that there’s no indication that Mandiant’s security was compromised. Moreover, they noted that the gang could be trying to “disprove Mandiant’s June 2nd, 2022 research blog

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