News agency PTI hit by ransomware, services resume after few hours

News agency Press Trust of India (PTI) was hit by LockBit ransomware over the weekend. The ransomware that encrypts data and apps, crippled the news delivery to 100s of PTI’s subscriber, for hours on Saturday night. Media reported that no ransom was paid and the services were restored by Sunday morning. LockBit, according to experts, functions as ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) and designed to block user access to computer systems.

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