Canon is hit by massive ransomware attack

Marco Green
August 8, 2020

Canon appears to have faced a cyber-attack that has resulted in an outage on its cloud storage service as well as impacted the company's U.S. website and its various internal applications.

"On July 30, 2020, we identified an issue involving the 10GB long-term storage on".

In addition to the service, over two dozen Canon domains appear to be impacted by the ongoing outage. This source has also obtained a message allegedly sent from IT Service Center as a company-wide notification.

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As part of this outage, Canon USA's website is now displaying errors or page not found errors when visited. The attack was from the Maze ransomware, who stated that they stole, "10 terabytes of data, private databases, etc", for their attack on Canon.

Canon has recently been hit with a ransomware attack.

Weirdly enough, despite the company-wide and photo-facing hacks happening around the same time, it looks like they're unrelated since Maze - the ransomware gang behind the former heist - has said that it wasn't one of their targets.

During this process, Maze will steal unencrypted files from servers and backups and upload them to the threat actor's servers.

To conclude, for the future, either Canon will be forced to pay the amount demanded or Maze ransomware group may reveal all the details and data stolen publicly placing the privacy of the company's users at risk.

Once they have harvested the network of anything of value and gain access to a Windows domain controller, Maze will deploy the ransomware throughout the network to encrypt all of the devices. They have also been responsible for other high profile attacks in the past as well, so we will have to wait and see how the situation develops further.

Although Canon's statement on the other hand was that some of the images and videos have been lost, there has been no data leak.

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