Some of you might remember Bassterlord’s Ransomware manuals, volume 1 and 2, from Jon DiMaggio’s article.
Bassterlord offered to sell the manual and complete rights to it for $200k. When no one was willing to pay, Bassterlord decided to sell a limited number of copies at $10k each and then terminate distribution, though it’s unclear how he intended to prevent the buyer from sharing or distributing it further.
Similar to Volume 1, the cover was interesting. In less than a month, Bassterlord sold eight copies of the second volume.
Bassterlord could have sold far more than 10 copies. The limited sale was a tactic Bassterlord used to drive hype and entice criminals to purchase the manual before all 10 copies sold out.
Several days later, on January 4, 2023, the sale of the Ransomware Manual Volume 2 officially ended.
Below are the links to the two PDF files. Enjoy.
Both are the originals, in Russian, obviously.