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Maze Ransomware Attacks IT Staffing Firm Collabera

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Tip Sheet: How to stop a ransomware attack against your MSP business

Cybercriminals recently launched a Maze ransomware attack against IT staffing firm Collabera, according to The Register. Hackers used Maze to access Collabera employees' names, addresses and other personal information and infect its systems during the cyberattack.

Collabera identified malware on its network on June 8, The Register reported. It then restored access to its backup files and launched an investigation to determine the nature and scope of the incident.

On June 10, Collabera became aware that an unauthorized party obtained some data from its systems, The Register noted. Collabera next began working with outside experts and law enforcement to further review the incident.

Collabera is offering its staff two years of Experian credit and identity monitoring services following the cyberattack. It also is encouraging its employees to review their bank, credit card and other financial statements and report any suspicious transactions or fraudulent activities.

Cybercriminals Increasingly Use Maze Ransomware

Along with Collabera, other organizations recently have experienced Maze ransomware attacks, including:

  • VT San Antonio AerospaceCybercriminals used Maze ransomware to illegally access VT's network.
  • ConduentCybercriminals used Maze ransomware to steal data from Conduent and post it on the dark web.
  • CognizantCybercriminals used Maze ransomware to infiltrate Cognizant's systems and infect some of its customers.

Maze, sometimes referred to as "ChaCha," infects a system, encrypts its files and demands a ransom to recover the files, according to cybersecurity company McAfee. However, if a Maze victim does not pay the ransom, cybercriminals will release the victim's stolen information on the Internet.

How MSPs Can Mitigate Ransomware Attack Risks: To safeguard your MSP business and clientele from ransomware attacks, follow this tip sheet.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.