LockBit Says CDW Data Will be Leaked After Talks Break Down
CDW, one of the largest global resellers, is set to have its data leaked by the LockBit cybercrime gang after negotiations over the ransom fee broke down. LockBit claims that CDW offered an "insulting" sum of money. The countdown timer on LockBit's victim blog indicates that CDW's files will be published on October 11. CDW has not yet commented on the incident. LockBit has a history of setting deadlines and using aggressive tactics to force victims to pay quickly. The UK's National Cyber Security Centre advises against paying ransoms. LockBit has been known to orchestrate PR stunts to raise its notoriety and confuse its targets.