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Ransom.Maze is Malwarebytes' detection name for a family of ransomware that not only encrypts a victims files, but also threatens to publish them.
Users of affected systems may see this notification on their desktop:
and find a file called DECRYPT-FILES.html in every folder that contains encrypted files.
Ransom.Maze is ransomware. Ransomware in general makes files on the victims system unusable until the ransom is payed. Ransom.Maze not only encrypts a victims files, but also threatens to publish them. Ransom.Maze is spread by exploit kits, for example Spelevo EK, and malspam campaigns.
Since this ransomware deletes shadow copies and the decryption does not always work this infection can lead to a complete loss of files if you are not using adequate backups or a roll-back system.
The operators behind this ransomware also use the tactic to publish exfiltrated data of victims that are unwilling to pay, so confidential data could get publ;ished.
Malwarebytes protects business and home users from Ransom.Maze by using Anti-Ransomware technology and real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove Ransom.Maze without further user interaction.
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