Maze ransomware operators allegedly struck provincial electricity authority and mark’s plumbing parts – data leak!!

Update as of 06/19/2020: Maze ransomware operators, who are one of the well-known ransomware groups targeted two well-established organisations and leaked their confidential data on their website.

Previously the Cyble Research Team verified and reported the data leak of seven well-known organisations which were been made by the Maze ransomware group. But in this instance, the ransomware group leaked highly sensitive data and documents of the Provincial Electricity Authority and Mark’s Plumbing Parts. The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) is a Thai state enterprise under the Ministry of Interior. Established on 28 September 1960 by the Provincial Electricity Authority Act 1960, PEA is responsible for providing electricity in 74 provinces in Thailand. Since 1980, Mark’s Plumbing Parts has been a supplier of quality plumbing specialty repair parts, faucets, fixtures, and maintenance supplies catering to the institutional, hospitality, educational, and housing markets for over 30 years.

Below are the snapshots of the messages posted by the Maze ransomware operators on their website.

The Cyble Research Team has identified and analysed both the data leaks of around 13GB. The data leak includes the company’s annual audit documents, bank reconciliation statements, goods resale registration docs, invoices, and much more. Below are the snapshots of some of the leaked data of the organisations published online.

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