The Maze gang are purportedly never going back to ransomware and have destroyed all of their ransomware source code, said somebody claiming to be the developer.
The shackles have been broken for victims of Maze/Egregor/Sekhmet ransomware: On Wednesday, decryption keys were released for all three ransomware strains in a BleepingComputer forum post.
The liberator, using the handle “Topleak,” described themselves as the developer of the three ransomwares.
It’s been lovely, but now it’s time to say bye-bye, Topleak said, in the mangled English-ese that’s typified the ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) gang’s communications over the past few years. “Neither of our team member will never return to this kind of activity, it was pleasant to work with you. All source code of tools ever made is wiped out.”
Translation: Maze team members are purportedly never going back to ransomware, and they’ve destroyed all of their ransomware source code. In the post, Topleak included a zip file containing decryption keys for the ransomware, along with some of the Maze gang’s malware source code.
The zip file was subsequently removed from the post, due to the fact that it included the malware source code.
The keys aren’t necessary, though: After confirming