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