30 Sep 2020

Las Vegas Students’ Personal Data Leaked, Post-Ransomware Attack

A researcher reportedly found an open data cache exposing personally identifiable information for thousands of Las Vegas students that was released after the Clark County School district refused to pay ransom demands made by threat actors after a cyberattack during the first week of school. The exposed information includes names,

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11 Sep 2020

MAZE Claims Attack on US School System

Maze ransomware operators have claimed responsibility for a cyberattack affecting the twelfth largest school system in the US, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). Maze published an announcement on their page claiming to have successfully victimized the school district with crypto-ransomware. Maze operators have uploaded a zip file containing data allegedly

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10 Aug 2020

Canon Admits Ransomware Attack in Employee Note, Report

According to a note released to employees of the consumer electronics giant Canon, the company has been hit by a ransomware attack that has caused outages across its main US website, email, collaboration platforms, and other internal systems. Yesterday, initial suspicions that the company had been targeted by a cyberattack

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04 Aug 2020

Ransomware gang publishes tens of GBs of internal data from LG and Xerox

Earlier today, Maze ransomware operators published 50.2 GB of internal data from the networks of two businesses, LG and Xerox, claiming that the companies failed to adhere to ransom demands. The two enterprise giants did not comment on the data leaks today, however, LG issued a statement in June when

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18 Jun 2020

IT giant Cognizant confirms data breach after ransomware attack

IT services giant Cognizant has confirmed that unencrypted data was accessed and stolen during an April Maze Ransomware attack that made headlines. Cognizant is one of the largest global IT services companies, with close to 300,000 employees and over $15 billion in revenue. Cognizant performs functions such as remotely managing

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12 May 2020

Global tech firm Pitney Bowes hit by Maze ransomware

Pitney Bowes, a global technology provider, was the victim of a recent Maze ransomware attack. The Maze group attackers have since released screenshots of the company’s systems to prove that they had obtained access to Pitney Bowes. The company originally dealt with postage meters but has expanded into software, e-commerce,

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27 Mar 2020

Ryuk Ransomware Keeps Targeting Hospitals During the Pandemic

The operators behind Ryuk Ransomware continue to target hospitals amid the recent pandemic, even as organizations are overwhelmed by the number of cases and insufficient medical gear and technology. Last week, BleepingComputer reached out to various ransomware groups and asked if they would continue to target the medical industry, including

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03 Jan 2020

Maze Ransomware Sued for Publishing Victim’s Stolen Data

The anonymous threat actors behind the Maze Ransomware attacks are being sued by a victim after an attack in early December left their information vulnerable. The victim, US company Southwire, claims that Maze accessed their network, stole and encrypted data, and later published the information after Southwire failed to pay

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02 Jan 2020

Ransomware Hackers Have Started Leaking City Of Pensacola Data

Earlier this month, the city of Pensacola, Florida, reported a ransomware attack on the city’s network. The group behind the attack, the Maze Group, threatened to release files obtained in the hack if the$1 million ransom was not paid. A few days ago, a 2GB archive containing data that was

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17 Dec 2019

Ransomware ‘Crisis’ in US Schools: More Than 1,000 Hit So Far in 2019

Ransomware attacks have been targeting US school systems with 226 schools hit since October, compromising 11 different school districts in major cities such as New Orleans and Pensacola hit earlier this month. Data published by security firm Armor shows that a total of 72 US school districts have suffered from

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