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 group with actually performing the attack. Additionally, an industry source told SC Media that the Ragnar group has taken its own leak site offline. "Whether this means they’ve permanently pulled the site and plan to distribute all future leaks via Maze, I can’t say," the source said.

Last week, it was reported that the actors behind the ransomware LockBit teamed up with the Maze gang, publishing data it had stolen from an architectural firm on Maze's leak site. Maze confirmed that it was planning to work with additional groups in the future so all parties could mutually benefit.

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