Maze

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Maze is a type of malware, specifically ransomware, that gained notoriety in 2019 for its double extortion tactic. This malicious software infects systems through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites and can steal personal information, disrupt operations, or hold data hostage for ransom. Maze was the first known ransomware group to establish a leak site, a platform where stolen data is released if the victim does not pay the demanded ransom. This method was first used against Allied Universal, a security and facility services company, which had their data breached and leaked by Maze. The Allied Universal breach marked the first reported double-extortion attack. Despite being asked for a ransom of $3.8 million, Allied did not comply with the demands. As a result, Maze released all their files, demonstrating the consequences of non-payment. In response to these threats, cybersecurity tools have been developed to combat Maze ransomware. One such tool is the Maze ransomware decryption tool provided by Emsisoft, which aids victims in recovering their encrypted data without succumbing to the ransom demands. The rise of Maze ransomware and its double extortion strategy has significantly impacted the landscape of cybersecurity, making it an intricate maze of ever-evolving threats. Various resources have been developed to help navigate this complexity, including AI-powered cryptographic agility and guides on understanding vulnerabilities. Furthermore, research and literature like Dr. Marios' forthcoming book, "Falkon’s Maze on Cyber-Security," continue to provide insights into these threats. Meanwhile, companies are investing in technology to manage the maze of security tools and products, as evidenced by a California startup that secured $20 million Series A financing in 2024.
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Maze Ransomware
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MITRE
a year ago
Ransomware Maze | McAfee Blog
MITRE
a year ago
Maze attackers adopt Ragnar Locker virtual machine technique
Secureworks
a year ago
Ransomware Evolution
Secureworks
a year ago
Phases of a Post-Intrusion Ransomware Attack
MITRE
a year ago
Pysa Ransomware - NHS Digital
CERT-EU
4 months ago
Examples of Past and Current Attacks | #ransomware | #cybercrime | National Cyber Security Consulting
MITRE
a year ago
Ransomware 2020: Attack Trends Affecting Organizations Worldwide
CERT-EU
a year ago
Regis Aged Care upgrades endpoint security
MITRE
a year ago
DarkSide Ransomware Gang: An Overview
CERT-EU
a year ago
Researchers tie FIN7 cybercrime family to Clop ransomware
BankInfoSecurity
a year ago
Feds Dismember Russia's 'Snake' Cyberespionage Operation
CERT-EU
a year ago
Links 22/02/2023: KDE Plasma 5.27.1 and New Fears Over Nukes
MITRE
a year ago
WastedLocker Ransomware: Abusing ADS and NTFS File Attributes
Securityaffairs
a year ago
TrickGate, a packer used by malware to evade detection since 2016
MITRE
a year ago
Introducing WhiteBear
Unit42
3 months ago
Ransomware Retrospective 2024: Unit 42 Leak Site Analysis
CERT-EU
7 months ago
Navigating the Scam Maze: An Empowering Guide for Seniors to Stay Safe Online – 2nd Edition | #datingscams | #lovescams | #datingscams | #love | #relationships | #scams | #pof | #match.com | #dating | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
2 months ago
Phobos Unleashed: Navigating the Maze of Ransomware’s Ever-Evolving Threat
CERT-EU
6 months ago
Defend Against Cyber Threats: Understanding Each Ransomware Type
CERT-EU
6 months ago
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