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‘Nobody Is Safe’ As Huge Solution Providers Like DXC Join Smaller MSPs Hit With Ransomware

O’Ryan Johnson

‘These groups are making billions … They have the money to ramp up their operations in terms of their scale and sophistication. It is inevitable that they will have more success with bigger targets,’ Brett Callow, threat analyst with Emsisoft tells CRN.

Xerox

The copier king – which announced it planned to expand into providing IT services to customers this year – was hit by Maze ransomware operators in June, who claimed to have stolen more than 100 GB of files. The hackers threatened to make them public if the Norwalk, Conn.-based printing giant didn’t negotiate a ransom payment, BleepingComputer reported.

Xerox declined to comment.

Maze operators published a series of 10 screenshots, according to BleepingComputer, showing directory listings from June 24 and June 25, network shares, and the ransom note that was dropped after the encryption was completed. One screenshot shows that hosts on “ex.xerox.net,” which is managed by Xerox, was hacked, BleepingComputer reported.

“After the payment the data will be removed from our disks and decryptor will be given to you, so you can restore your files,” a ransom note sent to Xerox by the Maze operators read, according to BleepingComputer.

 
O’Ryan Johnson

O’Ryan Johnson is a veteran news reporter. He covers the data center beat for CRN and hopes to hear from channel partners about how he can improve his coverage and write the stories they want to read. He can be reached at ojohnson@thechannelcompany.com..

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