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LockBit ransomware leaked online by angry developer

Someone has leaked the latest version of LockBit’s encryption to the Internet, and while it might seem like a data breach and theft at first, the ransomware operator’s public representative claims it’s actually the work of a disgruntled developer.

A brand new Twitter account named Ali Qushji claimed that their team hacked LockBit’s servers and found a builder for LockBit 3.0 ransomware encryption. Following the tweet, malware source code library VX-Underground chimed in and said they were contacted by a user named “protonleaks” on September 10 with the same content.