FBI Director Christopher Wray participates in a discussion with Brookings Institute security analyst Susan Hennessey during the RSA Conference on March 5, 2019, in San Francisco, California. As recently as January, the FBI has warned the private sector of the so-called Maze ransomware group. (FBI)

One of the most powerful ransomware cartels on the web claims they are shutting down operations.

In a bizarre open letter posted to their public website and dated Nov. 1, representatives from the group claimed in broken English that their “project” is “officially closed,” and that the group never had any partners and doesn’t plan to bless any successor groups in the future.

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