Lockbit Demands $100K after Ransomware Attack at UAE Telecoms Group

April 2, 2024


ETISALAT, state-owned Emirates Telecommunications Group Company in the UAE, is reportedly grappling with a ransomware attack attributed to LockBit ransomware group. The hackers are demanding $100,000 for the return of the pilfered data, setting a deadline of April 17th.

The attack has seen sensitive data belonging to Etisalat uploaded onto the Lockbit website, with the cybercriminals demanding a substantial $100,000 ransom for its security. ETISALAT official website remains accessible, raising doubts about the validity of LockBit's claims.

Incident Date

February 16, 2024

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.


Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source