As usual Maze ransomware operators add another data breach to their name. In this instance, they breached MaxLinear Inc, which comes in the list of leading information technology and services providers.
MaxLinear was founded in 2003 in Carlsbad, California by eight semiconductor industry veterans. The biggest customers for the product were Panasonic, Murata, and MTC Co. In 2009, the company shipped 75 million chips to companies such as Panasonic and Sony, with 99 percent of its sales in Asia. MaxLinear raised around $35 million in venture capital prior to the IPO, spending around half of it. By the end of 2009, the company had $17.9 million in cash. That year, MaxLinear had $51.4 million in revenue and $4.3 million in profit.
Below is the message been posted by Maze ransomware operators on their website-:
Just like previous data leaks, the Cyble Research Team has identified and analyzed this data leak of around 9GB. As per our researchers, this data leak includes the company’s financial documents, accounting documents, invoices, HSBC investment cards, and much more. Below are a few of the snapshots of data leaks from the large lot.
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- Never share personal information, including financial information over the phone, email or SMSs
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