Maze Claims to End Its Ransomware and Extortion Operations

Healthcare Info Security

Doug Olenick

The Maze cybercrime gang, which revolutionized the ransomware business by adding an extortion element to each attack, has issued a statement saying it has hung up its spikes and will retire, at least temporarily.

Maze posted a "retirement" notice to its darknet site on Nov. 1 saying: "This project is now closed." The word "project" appears to be a reference to the ransomware gang stating in the note that its attacks were intended to teach its victims the danger of having poor security practices. The gang also denied it was ever the center of a larger group. The note ended with the group saying it would be back.

The consensus from cybersecurity executives is that...

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