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The ransomware group targets Victoria Beckham’s personal information

June 12, 2020

The Maze ransomware group strikes again, this time the victim is an independent US-based consulting firm specializing in the consumer and retail sectors. She has large customers, including the businesswoman and former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham.

Maze’s official dark web blog listed Threadstone Advisors, LLC as one of its victims after a recent attack in the past 24 hours.

Threadstone Advisors, LLC partnered with Victoria Beckham to partner with NEO, The firm’s clients include: Charles S. Cohen, Pittsburgh Brewing Co. and Xcel Brands.

Data leak “will come soon”

The ransomware group targets Victoria Beckham’s personal informationThe ransomware group targets Victoria Beckham’s personal information

At the time of this issue, Maze has released information from Joshua Goldberg, CEO of Threadstone, The group said further evidence of the stolen data “would come soon”.According to the announcement.

Such a threat could mean that the company did not pay the group’s ransom, and There is also no information on how much crypto money has been requested.

Cointelegraph contacted representatives from Threadstone Advisors, LLC but has not yet received a response.We will update this article with the appropriate comments.

Brett Callow, a threat analyst at Emsisoft malware lab, told Cointelegraph:

“The fact that other ransomware groups have adopted the double encryption attack style and are leaving Maze is likely to prove that the strategy works, and consequently it is likely to be adopted by the groups that are of course not currently stealing data. In some cases, this is more effective Companies that have highly confidential information about their customers, such as MA advice, may be more willing to pay in front of other companies just to prevent their data from being published online. “

Ransomware groups are becoming increasingly aggressive

Cybersecurity expert warns that tactics used by ransomware groups like Maze are becoming “increasingly extreme”claims that hackers use stolen data as weapons to target threats against business partners, customers, and corporate reputations.

Callow added the following:

“This can be a natural development or a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, where so many companies face financial problems that they may be less able or unwilling to pay the ransom demands, prompting the groups to do so to look for them. ” Apply extra pressure to increase your conversion rate. “

The U.S. subsidiary of ST Engineering Aerospace recently suffered a ransomware attackAccording to Maze reports, he managed to extract approximately 1.5 TB of confidential data from the company and its partners.

The group also claimed to have hacked US egg producer Sparboe in a post on its website.The blog post contains sample data that, according to the group, was stolen from the company.