Threat Management, Malware, Ransomware

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 known to not only encrypt organizations’ files and disrupt their systems, but also publish stolen sensitive information unless they pay a ransom.

BleepingComputer reported that among the screenshots posted on the Maze website as proof of an attack was an image of a split archive for a .KDZ file, which is the format for official stock firmware code from LG. BleepingComputer. The report says the firmware appears to have been developed for AT&T.

SC Media reached out to LG for comment.

Bradley Barth

As director of community content at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for SC Media online conferences and events, as well as video/multimedia projects. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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