February 26, 2021

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Maze ransomware group claims Chubb as victim

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Original Post from SC Magazine
Author: Teri Robinson

In the middle of a pandemic, insurance
companies are likely targets for cyberattackers so it’s not surprising that
Chubb this week reportedly found itself a victim of the Maze ransomware’s operators,
who encrypted the company’s files.

The group put a notice on its news site claiming
that it had encrypted the insurance company’s network. If the attackers follow their
typical game plan, they already have swiped Chubb’s files and are now threaten to
reveal stolen information unless the ransom is paid.

The spread of COVID-19 seemingly hasn’t
dampened the Maze group’s operations.

“The Maze Ransomware group continues to
be active by targeting this insurance company and a British healthcare
organization last week. The healthcare organization was working on treating
patients for COVID-19,” James McQuiggan, security awareness advocate at
KnowBe4, told SC Media. “It appears they are continuously working to gain
access to organizations with employees unknowingly opening the front door
to the network when they click on a phishing link or open an attachment.”

As the coronavirus forces people inside,
they may feel safe at home, says McQuiggan, “but those who are unaware of the
COVID 19 phishing scams potentially represent a risk to the organizations and
schools” and offers cybercriminals a huge opportunity “to gain access to the
email accounts and computers throughout the world.”

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