Ransomware has been an increasingly-favoured technique by cyber-criminals in recent times. Various business models are in use, from direct use, to ransomware as a service (RaaS).
CradleCore deviates from the RaaS model and allows the customer to customise the source code as they wish. This could lead to an increase in CradleCore variants.
The ransomware is provided as a C++ source code, paired with the necessary PHP web server scripts and a payment panel.