PA: PeroxyChem discloses ransomware attack as it continues to address recovery
I wonder how successful Maze Team really is. They add a lot of victims to their website. They may consider those victims successful attacks, but the reality is that those victims haven’t paid their ransom, so how well is Maze Team doing financially? I suspect that they’re doing a lot better than we’d hope they’d do, but the number of non-paying victims is interesting.
Yesterday, Maze added PeroxyChem to their website. PeroxyChem, headquartered in Philadelphia, is an Evonik (specialty chemicals) company involved with peroxygen and adjacent chemistries. According to their website, they employ approximately 550 people throughout the world, with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.
PeroxyChem already has a security notification up on their website. Dated May 1, it begins:
On Friday, April 24th, PeroxyChem experienced a ransomware attack that partly affected our core corporate infrastructure and a small number of user endpoints. We are sending this message to all clients and vendors, regardless of whether we believe your data was
compromised or not. We want to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
You can access their full notification here. It seems clear that they have no intention of paying any ransom.