LockBit ransomware leaked onto the web by an angry developer

Someone has leaked the latest version of the LockBit encryption program to the internet, and while it may seem like a hacking and data theft at first, a public representative of the ransomware operator claims that it is in fact the work of a disgruntled developer.

A brand new Twitter account called Ali Qushji claimed that their team hacked LockBit servers and found a constructor to encrypt LockBit 3.0 ransomware. The VX-Underground malware source code library joined after the tweet, saying that on September 10 they were contacted by a user named “protonleaks” with the same content.

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