Maze Ransomware Influenced LockBit’s New Data Leaks Website

The LockBit ransomware gang launched a new data leaks website after sharing a portal with Maze ransomware attackers for a few months.

Two Victims Disclosed Thus Far

According to Bleeping Computer on September 16, 2020, digital security intelligence firm Kela observed those responsible for LockBit had posted an announcement in a Russian-speaking forum about their new data leaks site. Bleeping Computer analyzed the new website and found that it contained the data of two victims at the time of Kela’s discovery. One victim was an automation parts manufacturer, while the other was a shipping company.

LockBit’s handlers launched a data leaks website earlier in 2020. But they shuttered that portal around the time they joined Maze’s “extortion cartel” of ransomware gangs and began sharing its data leaks infrastructure.

The Maze ransomware gang was the first crypto-malware group to steal victims’ plaintext information before activating their payload’s encryption routine. They first

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Plus-size model who influenced Instagram to change policy speaks out

Nyome Nicholas-Williams influenced a policy change at Instagram after one of her photos was removed and flagged as a violation. (Photo: Instagram)
Nyome Nicholas-Williams influenced a policy change at Instagram when one of her photos was removed and flagged as a violation. (Photo: Instagram)

Instagram is changing its policy in response to a viral campaign started after a photo of a topless Black plus-size model was removed from the platform and said to be a violation of community guidelines. But in the wake of the announcement that the platform is changing its rules around the identification of breast squeezing in particular — something that Instagram representatives say is most commonly associated with pornographic content — the woman who led the charge, Nyome Nicholas-Williams, explains that it might not be enough.

The British model, who has posed for Vogue Italia and Dove, posted a photo of herself embracing her chest on Instagram back in July, when she was met with praise from her followers. Moments after posting, however, the photo was removed with

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