The LockBit 2.0 Ransomware gang is actively recruiting members of corporate businesses to help them encrypt networks. Many ransomware gangs use third-party threat actors to breach corporate networks, but, LockBit is attempting to cut out the middleman and simply recruit individuals that already have access to the network. The group states they are looking for individuals to “provide us accounting data for the access to any company, for example, login and password to RDP, VPN, corporate email, etc. Open our letter at your email. Launch the provided virus on any computer in your company.” The group also claims they will never ask for the identity of any individual and will guarantee their privacy. This is not the first time this tactic has been used. In August of 2020, the FBI arrested a Russian national attempting to recruit a Tesla employee to install malware on the company’s network.
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