Maze Ransomware Operators Targets Southwestern Wire, an American Based Wire Manufacturing Enterprise

As usual Maze ransomware operators add another data breach to their name. In this instance, they breached Southwestern Wire, an American Based wire manufacturing competitor enterprise in the industry.

Southwestern Wire was started in March 1992 when Max Moore and Steve Peters acquired the machinery and equipment of Acme Fence and Iron from the Bank of Oklahoma. The initial focus for Max and Steve was to address technological and personnel issues facing the successful turnaround venture of Southwestern Wire, Inc. The first year in operation was used to rebuild and modernize the machinery in the plant. A state-of-the-art wire galvanizing line was installed, increasing the capacity and enabling Southwestern Wire to compete with the larger wire manufacturers – including domestic and foreign companies. The new galvanizing line also allowed for heavier zinc coating weights, up to 1.2-oz./per sq. ft, suitable for industrial applications. In 1993, Southwestern Wire built the only mass-production Galvanized Tension Bar facility in the United States, allowing Southwestern Wire to produce the only domestic manufactured tension bars available. In 1998 an expansion to the bar line allowed for even greater capacity. They are proud to be made in the USA company. Southwestern Wire currently owns and operates three manufacturing facilities in the US and provides products to several market segments of the wire business. Their main markets are industrial wire, recycling wire, high carbon wire and chain link fence.

Below is the message been posted by Maze ransomware operators on their website-:

The Cyble Research Team has verified and reported the data leak of over 20GB. The data leak includes highly sensitive and corporate operation documents and data such as employee’s payroll data, company’s production data, company’s bank reconciliation statements, tax payments documents, and many more. Below are the snapshots of a few of the sensitive leaked files from the large lot.

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