Ransomware is a type of malicious software cyber actors use to deny access to systems or data. The malicious cyber actor holds systems or data hostage until the ransom is paid. After the initial infection, the ransomware attempts to spread to shared storage drives and other accessible systems. If the demands are not met, the system or encrypted data remains unavailable, or data may be deleted. Ransomware can be delivered in various ways, most commonly via spam/phishing emails containing a malicious document. Other forms of infection include exploit kits, trojans and the use of exploits to gain unauthorized access to an infected device.
What is Maze Ransomware?
Maze is a file encrypting virus and also a successor to ChaCha. It uses a sophisticated RSA and ChaCha20 cipher to lock up data, and appends a string of random 4-7 characters at the end of each file…
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