Largest Grower of African Violet on the Planet Earth Got Targeted by Maze Ransomware Operators – Data Leak

As usual Maze ransomware operators target another organisation into their trap. In this instance, they targeted Optimara Violets which is known as Earth’s largest grower of African Violets.

With the widest selection of full-blooming varieties, Optimara continues to advance the industry with new plant varieties and innovative growing techniques, constantly refined over years of research and development. We create new, exciting plants and care products which are trend-setting and truly functional. Our effort is to continue offering customers a unique selection of flowers in a beautiful product line. Our company was founded in 1904, by Martin Dorrenbach in Isselburg, in the lower Rhein Valley of Germany. By the 1930s, the son-in-law and horticulturist, Hermann Holtkamp, Sr. bred his first Saintpaulias on only one square meter (10.76 square feet) of greenhouse space. At the time, Mr. Holtkamp said that the African Violet would be the potted plant of the future. Our company grew many different crops, later to be replaced, one by one, by the African Violet. Backing up everything that Optimara grows is a uniquely energetic marketing and distribution program that makes Optimara Violets as easy to sell as they are to grow. In the design of all Optimara packaging and display materials, the focus is on minimizing set-up and maintenance, while maximizing selling power and attention-getting At Optimara we know that our responsibility for our products does not stop after the sale. Our extensive online resources provide consumers with valuable plant care information. From the most popular African Violet in the world to a complete line of consumer plant care products, Optimara has what it takes to make your business grow.

Below is the message been posted by Maze ransomware operators on their website-:

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The Cyble Research Team has verified and reported the data leak of around 3Gb. The data leak includes the organisation’s sensitive documents such as purchase and sales invoices, customer’s complaint documents, customer detailed information, and many more. Below are the snapshots of a few of the sensitive leaked files from the large lot.

About Cyble:

Cyble Inc.’s mission is to provide organizations with a real-time view of their supply chain cyber threats and risks. Their SaaS-based solution powered by machine learning and human analysis provides organizations’ insights to cyber threats introduced by suppliers and enables them to respond to them faster and more efficiently.

Cyble strives to be a reliable partner/facilitator to its clients allowing them with unprecedented security scoring of suppliers through cyber intelligence sourced from open and closed channels such as OSINT, the dark web, and deep web monitoring and passive scanning of internet presence. Furthermore, the intelligence clubbed with machine learning capabilities fused with human analysis also allows clients to gain real-time cyber threat intel and help build better and stronger resilience to cyber breaches and hacks. Due to the nature of the collected data, the company also offer threat intelligence capabilities out-of-box to their subscribers.

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