Maze Ransomware Demands $6 Million Ransom From Southwire

Maze Ransomware attackers claim responsibility for another cyber attack, this time targeting Carrollton, Georgia’s leading wire and cable manufacturer Southwire Company, LLC (Southwire). According to a press release published in January 2019, Southwire is one of North America’s leading wire and cable manufacturers, “building wire and cable, utilities, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cable products, OEM wire products and engineered products.” In May, Malwarebytes security researcher Jérôme Segura discovered Maze Ransomware, a version of Chacha Ransomware. Since May 2019, the malware strain has become more and more aggressive. Its affiliates are also becoming more and more notorious, with ProofPoint identifying one after observing them as the TA2101 threat actor while carrying out various malspam campaigns that impersonate government agencies. $6 million…