The Fall Of The Conti Ransomware Group Continues With The Leaking Of Source Code

Earlier this week I wrote a story about disarray within the rather notorious Conti ransomware group. That disarray is now a full on crisis for the group as the source code related to the Conti ransomware is now in the wild having been part of the initial leak of info from the group:

However, a part of the leak that got people excited was a password-protected archive containing the source code for the Conti ransomware encryptor, decryptor, and builder.

While the leaker did not share the password publicly, another researcher soon cracked it, allowing everyone access to the source code for the Conti ransomware malware files.

If you are a reverse engineer, the source code may not provide additional information. However, the source code provides enormous insight into how the malware works for those who can program in C, but not necessarily reverse engineer.

Of course there’s a downside to this. Others may simply take the code and launch their own attacks. But still, this can provide insight as to how to fight this ransomware strain. And this may cripple Conti to make them a non-factor going forward. Though it is highly likely that other groups will step in to fill the void.

One Response to “The Fall Of The Conti Ransomware Group Continues With The Leaking Of Source Code”

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