Ransomware groups such as LockBit, Black Basta [1] [2] [3], and Play were highly active in Q1 2024, with notable changes in their levels of activity and strategies.


LockBit [1] [2] [3], Black Basta [1] [2] [3], and Play were the most active ransomware groups in Q1 2024 [1] [2] [3], with Black Basta experiencing a significant 41% increase in activity [1] [2] [3]. LockBit faced setbacks due to law enforcement actions [1] [2] [3], resulting in a 21% decrease in activity compared to the previous quarter [2]. The emergence of DarkVault suggests a potential rebranding strategy by LockBit to evade scrutiny [1] [2] [3]. ALPHV’s exit scam highlights trust issues within cybercriminal networks [1] [2] [3]. ReliaQuest forecasts a resurgence of the Clop ransomware group targeting vulnerable enterprise file transfer software [1] [2] [3]. Law enforcement operations have led ransomware groups to change how they share and store decryption keys [2] [3], potentially moving them to offline infrastructure [1] [3]. Proactive security measures such as multi-factor authentication [3], least privilege access [1] [2] [3], and regular patch management are crucial to mitigate ransomware risks [1] [2] [3].


The activities of ransomware groups in Q1 2024 have shown significant changes and challenges, with implications for cybersecurity. Proactive security measures and constant vigilance are essential to mitigate ransomware risks and protect against potential attacks in the future.


[1] https://ciso2ciso.com/lockbit-black-basta-play-dominate-ransomware-in-q1-2024-source-www-infosecurity-magazine-com/
[2] https://islainformatica.com/lockbit-black-basta-y-play-dominan-el-ransomware-en-el-primer-trimestre-de-2024/
[3] https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/lockbit-black-basta-play/