US Federal Reserve is under hackers attack

12:01 27.06.2024 •

The notorious LockBit ransomware gang claims to have breached the Federal Reserve Board (, the central banking system of the United States, and is holding 33 terabytes of data for ransom.

At the time of writing, the type of data extracted by LockBit is unclear. However, as seen by, a statement from the cybercrime enterprise on its new dark web leak site hints at “33 terabytes of juicy banking information” containing “American banking secrets.” Another statement by the ransomware group suggested that there are ongoing negotiations between them and the US government.

“33 terabytes of juicy banking information containing Americans’ banking secrets.”

The statement from LockBit appears to be a taunt directed at the US Federal Reserve.

Screenshot from the LockBit ransomware gang’s dark web leak site.

LockBit is notorious for its high-profile data breaches, including incidents involving Boeing, ICBC Bank, Bangkok Airways, and others.


…Can we assume now that the Fed collapse is no longer impossible?


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