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.

Sign Up For Threat Alerts

Loading...
Threats Icon

Jan 29, 2023

APT15 Targets Multiple Sectors With Turian Backdoor

APT15, also known as Playful Taurus, is an advanced persistent threat (APT) that conducts a...

Threats Icon

Jan 26, 2023

Vice Society Ransomware Group Targets Manufacturing Companies

The Vice Society threat group was discovered targeting multiple sectors including manufacturing companies in Brazil....

Threats Icon

Jan 26, 2023

US Cert Alert – Alert (AA23-025A) Protecting...

Although this campaign appears financially motivated, the authoring organizations assess it could lead to additional...

Threats Icon

Jan 25, 2023

Emotet Malware Makes a Comeback with New...

The Emotet malware operation has continued to refine its tactics in an effort to fly...

Threats Icon

Jan 25, 2023

DragonSpark

The DragonSpark attacks represent the first concrete malicious activity where Analysts observe the consistent use...

Threats Icon

Jan 25, 2023

PLAY Ransomware

PLAY is simple but heavily obfuscated with a lot of unique tricks that have not...

Threats Icon

Jan 24, 2023

Gamaredon Abuses Telegram To Target Ukrainian Government...

The Gamaredon APT group was discovered targeting Ukrainian government entities using the Telegram messaging service...

Threats Icon

Jan 23, 2023

NeedleDropper: A New Dropper-as-a-Service Uncovered

Avast's Threat Research Team has since October 2022 been observing a new strain of dropper...

Threats Icon

Jan 22, 2023

Aurora Stealer Leverages Shapeshifting Tactics And Popular...

A threat actor was discovered mimicking legitimate websites to host and deliver the 9002 RAT,...

Threats Icon

Jan 19, 2023

Earth Bogle Campaign Targets Entities With Geopolitical...

Middle Eastern geopolitical themed lures were used to distribute njRAT across the Middle East and...

Threats Icon

Jan 18, 2023

The NoName057(16) Hacktivist Group Targets Ukraine Supporters...

The NoName057(16) hacktivist group targeted multiple sectors across Ukraine and neighboring countries with DDoS attacks....

Threats Icon

Jan 17, 2023

Italy Targeted By Information Stealer Malware

An un-named information stealer was targeting end users in Italy through a phishing campaign using...

Threats Icon

Jan 15, 2023

The Australian healthcare industry was targeted by...

The Australian healthcare industry was targeted by the Gootkit loader malware; initial access was gained...

Threats Icon

Jan 11, 2023

Shc Linux Malware Used To Install XMRig...

External facing Linux servers in South Korea were targeted with a Shc (Shell Script Compiler)...

Threats Icon

Jan 11, 2023

Dridex Returns To Target MacOS With Updated...

Threat actors have been seen targeting Mac users with the Dridex malware. Although the malware...