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Business giant Xerox allegedly suffers Maze Ransomware attack

Operators of Maze ransomware released some of the screenshots which indicate towards encryption of Xerox domain.

Another name of a big business giant has been added to the list of Maze Ransomware attack victims, and this time it is Xerox. It is claimed that the encryption routine was completed on June 25, 2020. Xerox has not said a word in acceptance or denial of the attack, but the screenshots released by attackers confirm that at least one of the domains of Xerox has been encrypted.

Xerox is a large scale business operating firm that has a span of business in 160 countries. Xerox has posted a revenue of $1.8 billion in Q1 2020. The company has a workforce of 27,000 employees worldwide. Xerox has been a part of the Fortune 500 list at a rank of 347.

Maze Ransomeware published an updated version of the victims to their attacks on 24 June, and this time Xerox was included in the list.

Proof of the attack

Attackers have claimed to have stolen a total of 100 GB of data for which they have released a set of 10 screenshots as the proof for the encryption.

In one of the screenshots published, it is visible that hosts on “eu.xerox.net,” which are managed by Xerox, have bee n compromised. No proof for systems of other domains has been shown though they too might have been affected.

The name of the hosts in the domain itself shows that it is from London that is a branch of Xerox in Europe that has been attacked.

Maze Ransomware has a history of breaching into databases of top companies. Some of the latest victims of this group of hackers include LG Electronics, chip maker MaxLinear, IT giant Cognizant, and Conduent.

 

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