An angry Conti affiliate leaked the ransomware gang’s training manual and information about one of the ransomware’s operators. Conti operates as a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS), where a core team that manages the leak sites and malware typically earns 20-30%of the profits. Affiliates, responsible for encrypting devices and network breaches split the rest of the ransom payment. The individual that leaked the training materials claimed they only received $1,500 while the rest of the team made millions. Along with training materials the individual posted the IP addresses for Cobalt Strike C2 servers used by the ransomware gang. This leak shows a major weakness in how RaaS groups are organized. A single disgruntled affiliate can completely expose a group.
By Anthony Zampino Introduction Leading up to the most recent Russian invasion of Ukraine in