The LockBit ransomware operation has suffered a breach, with an allegedly disgruntled developer leaking the builder for the gang's newest encryptor.
In June, the LockBit ransomware operation released version 3.0 of their encryptor, codenamed LockBit Black, after testing it for two months.
The new version promised to 'Make Ransomware Great Again,' adding new anti-analysis features, a ransomware bug bounty program, and new extortion methods.
However, it looks like LockBit has suffered a breach, with two people (or maybe the same person) leaking the LockBit 3.0 builder on Twitter.
According to security researcher 3xp0rt, a newly registered Twitter user named 'Ali Qushji' states their team hacked LockBits servers and found a builder for the LockBit 3.0 ransomware encryptor.
After security researcher 3xp0rt shared the tweet about the leaked LockBit 3.0 builder, VX-Underground shared that they were contacted on September 10th by a user named 'protonleaks,' who also shared a copy of the builder.