Maze ransomware operators claim they were able to compromise LG Electronics and steal more than 40 GB of data from the company. Details of the attack have not yet been disclosed, but hackers claim that they have stolen Python source codes and proprietary developments related to major US companies from the manufacturer.
Maze members told the publication Bleepingcomputerthat they plan to publish all the files on their site if the company does not pay them a ransom. What kind of LG Electronics systems and how much suffered during this attack, hackers have not yet reported, saying that they are ready to talk about the details only with representatives of the company itself.
At the same time, evidence of an attack on LG Electronics has already appeared on the group’s website: a number of screenshots have been made public, which, for example, show files of a certain Python repository, as well as an archive with a .KDZ file (LG official firmware format), apparently developed for the company AT&T. BleepingComputer notes that the mobile operator is currently listing on your support page 41 phones and 4 LG tablets.
Another screenshot contains a snippet of Python code related to sending emails and mentioning the domain lgepartner.com, which is really owned by LG Electronics.
So far, journalists have not been able to get a comment from representatives of LG Electronics and contact companies, but they note that Maze operators usually do not joke and really “merge” data stolen from large companies in the public domain if they refuse to pay the ransom.