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

As first noticed by security research group vx-underground, an alleged member of the Babuk group released the full source code for their ransomware on a popular Russian-speaking hacking forum.

This member claimed to be suffering from terminal cancer and decided to release the source code while they have to “live like a human.”

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Emsisoft CTO and ransomware expert Fabian Wosar and researchres from McAfee Enterprise have both told BleepingComputer that the leak appears legitimate. Wosar also stated that the leak may contain decryption keys for past victims.

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