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Zscaler's latest ransomware report says manufacturing is the industry most targeted by double-extortion ransomware.

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Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol tool was the attack vector of choice for ransomware attackers in 2020 as they stepped up as the pandemic created an environment suitable for this malware genre to thrive.

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Premier aircraft leasing asset manager SKY Leasing has been hit by a gang of cyber criminals using the Windows Avaddon ransomware and the attackers have leaked 20 files of the company's data on the dark web.

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Security firm Intel 471 claims to have discovered a pattern in ransomware attacks over the past 18 months, with a growing inter-dependence between the actual attackers and those who sell access to compromised systems.

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The use of improperly secured Remote Desktop Protocol connections on Windows machines has been found to be the biggest entry point for ransomware, according to a quarterly evaluation by Coveware, a company that is intimately involved in handling such attacks.

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The operators of the Maze ransomware group, that has been used extensively to compromise Windows systems, have formally announced they will be shutting down.

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The news that the Windows Maze ransomware operators are shutting shop should not be a cause for celebration for anyone, the global security firm Sophos has cautioned.

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Sunday, 25 October 2020 22:58

MSP Connect growth accelerates, says Sophos

Cyber security firm Sophos says there has been significant worldwide growth of MSP Connect, its program for MSPs to expand market opportunities and revenue streams with its portfolio of solutions and services.

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A total of 809 ransomware attacks have taken place in the last 12 months, according to DarkTracer, a company that develops a dark web intelligence platform.

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The ransomware used in an attack on Duesseldorf University Clinic last week, which led to the death of a woman, appears to be Maze, security sources have told iTWire.

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Cyber criminals appear to have used the Maze ransomware, that runs only on Windows, to stage an attack on the world's second largest memory chip maker, SK hynix.

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Japanese multinational optical and imaging products vendor Canon appears to have become the victim of an attack by a gang using the Windows Maze ransomware.

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The well-known American company Xerox appears to have taken a hit from a gang of cyber criminals who have used the Maze ransomware, that attacks only Windows systems, to steal data from the firm which they have then posted on the dark Web site of the group that owns the ransomware.

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More than a month after cyber criminals claimed to have attacked the website of South Korean electronics giant LG Electronics using the Windows Maze ransomware, data stolen from the site has been published on the dark Web site of the ransomware group.

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Publicly-listed aged care provider Regis Healthcare has been hit by a gang using the Windows Maze ransomware, the company says in a note to the Australian Stock Exchange.

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Cyber criminals have used the Maze ransomware that can be used to attack Windows systems to hit the infrastructure of the Indian public sector body, National Highways Authority of India, and released data that they have stolen prior to encrypting it on-site.

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In what looks to be an unusual choice of victim, a cyber criminal gang has used the Maze Windows ransomware to attack the well-known Indian sweets manufacturer Haldiram's and has released some data stolen from the company.

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Malicious attackers have used the Maze Windows ransomware to attack the Thai Beverage Public Company and advertised the fact on the dark web.

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The Australian strata management company Strata Plus appears to have been hit by a gang using the Maze ransomware that can wreak havoc on Windows systems.

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On what appears to be big day for announcements about Windows ransomware attacks, a gang says it has used the Maze ransomware to attack the infrastructure of X-FAB, a foundry group based in Lubbock, Texas, that claims to be number one in the world for for analog/mixed-signal semiconductor applications. The company has already acknowledged the attack which was apparently carried out on 5 July.

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