Angry Affiliate Leaks Conti Ransomware Gang Playbook

An apparently vengeful affiliate of the Conti Gang has leaked the playbook of the ransomware group after alleging that the notorious cybercriminal organization underpaid him for doing its dirty work.

A security researcher shared a comment from an online forum allegedly posted by someone who did business with Conti that included information integral to its ransomware-as-as-service (RaaS) operation, according to a report.

RaaS is a model in which an experienced ransomware developer creates and manages all the tools and infrastructure needed to perform attacks, while recruited affiliates do the actual heavy lifting. Usually they agree to be paid a percentage — typically 20 percent to 30 percent — of the ransom earned.

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Source: ThreatPost