'Maze' group behind Pensacola ransomware published city files online

The hacker group claiming credit for a ransomware attack earlier this month against Pensacola, Florida, on Monday posted files belonging to the city government to a website where the hackers say they are publishing data stolen from victims who refuse to meet their demands. The move, which the same hackers have also used against several private-sector victims, is meant to pressure the city into paying a $1 million ransom, a demand that Pensacola leaders have refused to meet. Since the weekend, the group has uploaded to a publicly available website two files that it claimed it exfiltrated from Pensacola’s data stores. The first was a Microsoft Excel file appearing to be an employee’s timesheet. The second, posted Monday morning, is a two-gigabyte tranche of city files the hackers claim is just a sample of what their malware stole. “IT’S ONLY 10% OF TOTAL INFO WE HAVE,” the group wrote in … Continue reading ‘Maze’ group behind Pensacola ransomware published city files online