Maze ransomware makers claim to have infected LG Electronics encrypting their files and have access to their data, offer three screenshots as proof
In what could the biggest ransomware attack of this year, the Maze Ransomware operators have claimed that they have infected the South Korean tech giant, LG Electronics. The Maze Ransomware operators claim they have encrypted all the files of the washing machines to smart TV makers and want a ransom to be paid.
As proof of the ransomware infection and having access to LG Electronics files the Maze operators released three screenshots on their dark web website. One of the screenshots appears to consist of LG Electronics official firmware or software update releases that assist their hardware.
In the above message, the last part is of the last screenshot is important. In the last paragraph, the Maze ransomware have stated that “Soon you’ll be able to know how the LG company have lost the source code of its products for one very big telecommunications company, working worldwide.”
In addition to the above message, the Maze Ransomware operators also posted 3 screenshots purportedly belonging to LG Electronics servers. One of the screenshots leaked by the operators and given below, lists LG product source code. The release was in large part a warning from the ransomware operators to victims regarding “the cost of non-cooperation.” In other words, if a company doesn’t pay up to Maze, there will be consequences.
Maze Ransomware has been highly successful in its extortion campaign. It has infected firms like Pitney Bowes and Cognizant but compared to LG Electronics these are small fry. LG Electronics is a South Korean multinational with a revenue of close to $100 billion. If it is indeed infected by Maze Ransomware and decides not to pay the ransom, Maze operators are known to leak data on their own dark web website.
LG Electronics has not yet commented on the issue.