[updated] AKO RANSOMWARE OPERATORS TARGETS MYR GROUP INC – DATA LEAK

The trending ransomware operator group named Ako recently targeted one of the largest construction engineering companies based in the United States.

MYR Group Inc was been established in the year 1891. Since 1891, MYR Group Inc. (MYR Group) subsidiaries have delivered large and notable electrical infrastructure and commercial and industrial projects. This legacy, coupled with a broad national presence, skilled workforce, financial stability, experienced management team, and extensive specialized transmission and distribution equipment resources provide customers with the expertise and stability they demand. It’s why MYR Group has been consistently recognized by Engineering News-Record as one of the top five specialty electrical contracting firms in the U.S. MYR Group is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol MYRG. With more than 7,100 employees, MYR Group subsidiaries have a long history of success. Their operations have been recognized many times, such as the MYR Group has ranked among the top 20 specialty contractors and top five electrical contractors for more than 24 consecutive years.

Below is the message posted by the Ako ransomware operators on their blog-:

The Cyble Research Team has identified and verified the data leak of around 15 TB sensitive data. The data leak includes documents and data such as company’s insurance documents, central claims reports, Internal operational emails and letters, financial data, and many more. Below is the snapshot of the list of few files being leaked from the large lot-:

Update: On May 18, 2020, the group leaked the second part of their leak (around 42GB) as below:

This part of the data leak includes a large bunch of sensitive and confidential data and documents of the organisation such as invoices, project plans, employee details, user’s details, activity schedule plans, and many more. Below are few snapshots of the sensitive documents from the large data leak.

MYR Employee’s Details

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