Second Maze ransomware attack for Pitney Bownes

The cyber criminal group behind the increasingly dangerous Maze ransomware strain claims it has successfully encrypted systems at mailing and shipping services firm Pitney Bowes, less than a year after it was hit by a similar attack. previous major attack. The group behind Maze, which specialises in double extortion, a type of attack that increases pressure on its victims to pay by threatening to release important data in addition to encrypting systems, confirmed the attack on Pitney Bowes in a release posted to its website. A Pitney Bowes spokesperson said: “Recently, we detected a security incident related to Maze ransomware. We are investigating the scope of the attack, specifically the type of data that had been accessed, which appears to be limited.

Source: Computer Weekly