Maze attackers leak data from Fairfax County, Va. schools

StateScoop: Hackers using the Maze ransomware last Friday published information stolen in a recent hack of the public school system in Fairfax County, Virginia, including personal information of some students and employees, the district’s superintendent said.

In an email to staff and students’ families, Scott Brabrand wrote that the attackers “posted the information that they stole on the dark web.” Stealing files from victims and threatening to publish them on the open internet or dark web for others to access is an increasingly common tactic of ransomware actors, and was popularized last year as Maze emerged.

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