Maze ransomware actors have announced they will publicly release 9.5 GB of data stolen from infected machines of Medical Diagnostic Laboratories (MDLab). On the other hand, attackers behind the Sodinokibi Ransomware threatened GEDIA Automotive Group of publishing stolen data after the group allegedly chose not to respond to their ransom demands.
Maze Ransomware threat
As claimed by the attackers, they infected computers from Medical Diagnostic Laboratories (MDLab) files on 231 MDLab stations on December 2, 2019.
GEDIA Automotive Group employs over 4,300 employees all around the world and had a turnover of over $665 million in 2017. The organization was attacked by Sodinokibi ransomware operators in a recent incident.
Data exfiltration trend to encourage ransom payment
Stealing and then threatening the victims to release their data is a newly adopted technique by the ransomware gangs. It was discreetly started by the Maze actors last year in November and then picked up by Sodinokibi, Nemty, BitPyLock, and some others.
Experts suggest that the trend is likely to continue in the future to amplify pressure on victim organizations, who already have the increased regulatory and reputational risks hovering over them.
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