Maze Ransomware Ups the Ante on Hospitals, and Laboratories Fighting Coronavirus Pandemic

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Maze Ransomware, Hammersmith Medicines Research, London-based lab, Bitcoin
Maze Ransomware Ups the Ante on Hospitals_ and Laboratories Fighting Coronavirus Pandemic

Hammersmith Medicines Research, a London-based lab reported an attack on its facilities researching vaccines for Coronavirus. The attack came from a familiar line of ransomware named Maze. Soon after, such attacks were reported from around the world.

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The maze ransomware similar to other ransomware makes extortion attempts through Bitcoin. However, unlike other ransomware, it also threatens to publish sensitive patient data online. On a final note, Hammersmith refused to pay the ransom, while assuring public at large that the information was dated, and not traceable to individuals.

Source: https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/healthcare/maze-ransomware-targets-hospitals-labs-fighting-coronavirus/

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