Maze ransomware now encrypts via virtual machines to evade detection

The Maze ransomware operators have adopted a tactic previously used by the Ragnar Locker gang; to encrypt a computer from within a virtual machine. In May, we previously reported that Ragnar Locker was seen encrypting files through VirtualBox Windows XP Read More …

Fairfax County schools hit by Maze ransomware, student data leaked

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the 10th largest school division in the US, was recently hit by ransomware according to an official statement published on Friday evening. The school district is also the largest in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area and Read More …

SunCrypt Ransomware sheds light on the Maze ransomware cartel

A ransomware named SunCrypt has joined the ‘Maze cartel,’ and with their membership, we get insight into how these groups are working together. In June, we broke the story that the Maze threat actors created a cartel of ransomware operations Read More …

Canon hit by Maze Ransomware attack, 10TB data allegedly stolen

Canon has suffered a ransomware attack that impacts numerous services, including Canon’s email, Microsoft Teams, USA website, and other internal applications. BleepingComputer has been tracking a suspicious outage on Canon’s image.canon cloud photo and video storage service resulting in the Read More …

Maze Ransomware adds Ragnar Locker to its extortion cartel

A second ransomware gang has partnered with Maze Ransomware to use their data leak platform to extort victims whose unencrypted files were stolen. Before encrypting a victim’s network, most network-targeting ransomware operations will steal a victim’s unencrypted files. These files are Read More …

Ransomware gangs team up to form extortion cartel

Ransomware gangs are teaming up to extort victims through a shared data leak platform, and the exchange of tactics and intelligence. In November 2019, the Maze Ransomware operators transformed ransomware attacks into data breaches after they released unencrypted data of a victim who refused Read More …