Executive guide Ransomware: One of the biggest menaces on the web Everything you need to know about ransomware: how it started, why it’s booming, how to protect against it, and what to do if your PC’s infected. Read More The operators of the Maze ransomware have published today tens of GB of internal data from the networks of enterprise business giants LG and Xerox following two failed extortion attempts.The hackers leaked 50.2 GB they claim to have stolen from LG’s internal network, and 25.8 GB of Xerox data.While LG issued a generic statement to ZDNet in June, neither company wanted to talk about the incident in great depth today.Both of today’s leaks have been teased since late June when the operators of the Maze ransomware created entries for each of the two companies on their “leak portal.”The Maze gang is primarily known for its eponymous ransomware string and usually operates by breaching corporate networks, stealing sensitive files first, encrypting data second, and demanding a ransom to decrypt files.If a victim refuses to pay the fee to decrypt their files and decides to restore from backups, the Maze gang creates an entry on a “leak website” and threatens to publish the… Read full this story
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