A digital storage firm company says the ransomware group whose software was used to attack Indigo Books & Music carried out 101 attacks in the month of February, a record for the group that began operating in 2019. 

NordLocker says LockBit has carried out more than 1,300 attacks since January 2020, and doubled its monthly attack record in February.

LockBit is the name of both a cyberattack group and a software used to carry out these attacks.

LockBit mainly targeted U.S. companies, and in 2022 increased its average attacks per month to 60. 

NordLocker says LockBit is the most active ransomware group globally, while the second most active group carries out an average of 16 attacks per month. 

The attack on Indigo affected the retailer for a month, bringing down its website for much of that time and compromising the personal information of current and former employees. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 15, 2023.