Source code for the Babuk is available on a hacking forum

Pierluigi Paganini September 04, 2021

The complete source code for the Babuk ransomware is available for sale on a Russian-speaking hacking forum.

A threat actor has leaked the source code for the Babuk ransomware on a Russian-speaking hacking forum.

The Babuk Locker operators halted their operations at the end of April after the attack against the Washington, DC police department. Experts believe that the decision of the group to leave the ransomware practice could be the result of an operational error, it was a bad idea to threaten the US police department due to the information that it manages.

The ransomware gang broke into the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department, encrypted its files and demanded a $4 million ransom.

At the end of May, the Babuk ransomware operators rebranded their ransomware leak site into Payload.bin and started offering the opportunity to other gangs to use it to leak data stolen from their victims.

Some members of the group gang relaunch the RaaS as Babuk V2.

Now the security research group vx-underground shared a shocking news, a Russian youngster, who is believed to be one of the developers of the Babuk gang, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and decided to leak the complete Babuk source code for Windows, ESXI, NAS.

Below the image of the original post published on the hacking forum:

Researchers from McAfee Enterprise confirmed that the source code is legitimate.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, RaaS)

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