The Maze ransomware operators have been on a roll in leaking databases. Recently they, leaked confidential data of around five organisations. Now they have come up with leaking data of another well-established organisation. In this instance, they breached Smith Group, which is one of the leading architecture companies around the globe.
Smith Group is an international architectural, engineering, and planning firm. Established in Detroit in 1853 by architect Sheldon Smith, Smith Group is the longest continually operating architecture and engineering firm in the United States that is not a wholly-owned subsidiary. The firm’s name was changed to Field, Hinchman & Smith in 1903, and it was renamed Smith, Hinchman & Grylls in 1907. In 2000, the firm changed its name to Smith Group. In 2011, the firm incorporated its sister firm, JJR, into its name, becoming Smith Group JJR. As of August 1, 2018, the firm changed its name back to Smith Group. As of 2018, it ranks among the top 50 architecture firms according to Architect Magazine, the official magazine of AIAand also ranked as the 6th largest architecture/engineering firm in the U.S. The firm is composed of client industry-focused practices serving Cultural, Government, Healthcare, Higher Education, Mixed-Use, Parks & Open Spaces, Science & Technology, Senior Living, Urban Environments, Waterfront, and Workplace markets. The firm has offices in 15 cities.
Below is the message been posted by Maze ransomware operators on their website-:
Just like previous data leaks, The Cyble Research Team has also identified and verified this data leak of around 2GB. As per our researchers, this data leak includes detailed resumes of multiple applicants, employment applications, multiple employment offers, financial documents, and much more. Below are a few of the snapshots of data leaks from the large lot.
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