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Attackers hit Thai power authority using Maze ransomware

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Attackers have hit Thailand's Provincial Electricity Authority using the Maze ransomware that runs only on Windows and have released data from the company on the dark web.

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand has three thermal power plants, six combined cycle power plants, 24 hydropower plants, eight renewable energy plants, and four diesel power plants, according to Wikipedia.

A large proportion of the electricity generated by EGAT is sold to the Metropolitan Electricity Authority, which supplies the Bangkok region. The Provincial Electricity Authority supplies the rest of Thailand.

The release of three zipped files of data makes it clear that the PEA has not responded to the ransom note that would have been generated by the ransomware after the files were first exfiltrated and then encrypted on-site.

iTWire has contacted the PEA for comment.

The three files that have been put online weigh in at 1.84GB, 4.4Gb and 2.26GB.

Thailand has a population of about 70 million and nearly nine million people live in the Bangkok region. This means that most of the country is supplied by the PEA.

The country has the highest share of users attacked by ransomware, according to the site Statista, with 9.57%, ahead of the UAE (8.67%) and Iran (8.47%).

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Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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