While not a specific event, the Maze ransomware family wreaked havoc in 2019 and continues to do so, recently affecting the city of Pensacola, Fla. this past December.
“The bad actors behind the ransomware created a website “intended to ‘name and shame’ their victims, while also threatening to publicize data stolen from their networks if they do not pay the ransom,” Satnam Narang, senior research engineer at cybersecurity firm Tenable, told Fox News.
Marcus Carey, enterprise architect in the office of the CTO at ReliaQuest, agreed with Narang’s assessment. “Compared to other ransomware, Maze has unique infection methods, aiming to dupe a victim by creating lookalike websites, even imitating trusted government sites and cybersecurity websites to execute its attack,” Carey said.
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