SugarLocker ransomware and operator

The user “gustavedore” who operates the SugarLocker ransomware started RaaS activities in November 2021 and is looking for partners at RAMP, a dark web forum focused on ransomware.

The partner recruitment article written on the RAMP forum introduces the following:
Currently, the team mainly attempts to attack through networks and RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol).
Recruit only those who can start working immediately
No attacks on any CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries except the Baltic States and Poland
Proposed profit-sharing ratios as below:
– Initially: 70% (partner)/30% (SugarLocker)
– After 5 successful corporate attacks: 75%/25%
– Weekly earnings of $200k: 80%/20%
– Weekly earnings of $1M: 85%/15%
– Monthly earnings of $5M: 90%/10%

It is presumed that the operator has been producing SugarLocker ransomware since at least early 2021.
It seems that ransomware has actually been distributed since the second half of last year, but no attack cases have been confirmed so far.
They do not operate a data leak site, and it seems that the ransomware name has been changed recently, so it does not appear to be active yet.
However, the ransomware functionalities were continuously updated until the end of last year, so it looks like they’re going to start full operations once partners are successfully recruited.

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