The information, tweeted out by the data breach monitoring and prevention service Under the Breach, said the material posted online included information about investment plans, financial details, and plenty of sensitive files.
The Maze group posted the information online on 1 April.
Anadarko was acquired by Occidental in 2019 and renamed Oxy Occidental. The company recorded US$13 billion in revenue in 2018.
Maze ransomware group just posted the files of Sonatrach (@sonatrach_dz), the national state-owned oil company of Algeria.— Under the Breach ? (@underthebreach) April 4, 2020
- 39 Billion USD annual revenue and 40,000 employees.
- Files include information about investment plans, financial details, and plenty of sensitive files. pic.twitter.com/Z7ngCvMiqC
Initially, a little data is released. If the victim proves intractable, more data is leaked. If the victim still resists, then the Maze group also posts the data to hacker forums on the dark web, urging the people who frequent these forums to use the data for phishing or any other activity they wish to use it for.
Sonatrach was founded in 1963 and, according to Wikipedia, is the biggest company in Algeria. It has 40,000 employees and annual revenues of about US$39 billion.