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Maze ransomware possibly behind Southwire attack

Wire and cable manufacturer Southwire is in the recovery phase from a ransomware attack that struck on December 9 knocking a large portion of the company offline. Published reports state Maze ransomware was the weapon of choice and that the attackers demanded an 850 bitcoin, about $6 million, payment or else the encrypted data would…
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Xerox apparent victim of Maze attack

It appears that Xerox is among the victims of Maze ransomware attackers, if screenshots posted by the ransomware’s operators are legitimate. The hackers pilfered more than 100GB of information and are threatening to publish it, according to a report in BleepingComputer, which cited the ransom note as saying, “After the payment the data will be…
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Maze ransomware attack catches IT services firm Cognizant unawares

Digital solutions provider and IT consultant giant Cognizant has been struck by a Maze ransomware attack that infected its systems and caused service disruptions to its clients. The Teaneck, N.J.-based company, with roughly $15 billion in revenue, confirmed the incident in a press release over the weekend. Cognizant serves a wide spectrum of industries, including…
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Maze ransomware group claims Chubb as victim

In the middle of a pandemic, insurance companies are likely targets for cyberattackers so it’s not surprising that Chubb this week reportedly found itself a victim of the Maze ransomware’s operators, who encrypted the company’s files. The group put a notice on its news site claiming that it had encrypted the insurance company’s network. If…
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Maze ransomware publicly shaming victims into paying

At least five law firms have been hit and held hostage by the Maze ransomware group in the last four days with these attacks being part of a wider campaign possibly affecting between 45 and 180 total victims in January. Maze is using a somewhat unique tactic with its latest victims. Instead of simply placing…
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Ransomware gang claims attack on LG Electronics

The Maze ransomware gang is claiming on its data leak website to have stolen files from South Korean company LG Electronics. “Soon you’ll be able to know how the LG company have lost the source code of its projects for one very big telecommunications company, working worldwide,” the group says on its website. Maze is…
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Nemty ransomware makers may be latest to adopt data leak strategy

Following in the footsteps of Maze and Sodinokibi, it appears the makers another malicious encryption program plans to adopt the tactic of publishing data that’s been exfiltrated from targets. According to a BleepingComputer report, Nemty ransomware developers posted on a news feed in its affiliate panel that it intends to create a website where they…
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Maze ransomware attackers extort vaccine testing facility

The cybercriminal gang behind Maze ransomware has been extorting a UK-based clinical research organization that’s been preparing to play a potential role in testing vaccine candidates for the novel coronavirus, despite assurances that they would not harm any health care organizations during the COVID-19 crisis. SC Media first reported an attack on the medical center,…
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Threat actor impersonates German, Italian and American gov’t agencies to spread malware

Since October, a threat actor has been impersonating governmental agencies in phishing emails designed to infect American, German and Italian organizations with various forms of malware, including the Cobalt Strike backdoor, Maze ransomware and the IcedID banking trojan. Business and IT services, manufacturing companies, and healthcare organizations make up a large share of the targets…
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Ragnar Locker teams up with Maze; Zorab ransomware imitates decryptor

Shortly after the Maze ransomware gang teased that another threat actor would be joining its newly formed cybercrime cartel, the group has appeared to welcome the Ragnar Locker group into the fold. Maze announced a new victim on its data dump website — in this case, a marketing agency — but credited the Ragnar Locker…
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