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Canon confirms it was hit by major ransomware attack, customer data stolen

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Maze ransomware group is responsible for the cyberattack that occurred back in August

After suffering a cyberattack back in August, Canon has finally publicly confirmed that the ransomware attack was caused by ransomware and the cybercriminals responsible stole data from its company servers.

The camera manufacturer’s IT department issued a notice to staff on August 5 explaining that the company was suffering “widespread system issues affecting multiple applications, Teams, email and other systems”, but did not offer further explanation.

Canon then conducted an investigation into the incident and found evidence of unauthorized activity on its network between July 20 and August 6. According to the company, the attackers had managed to access its file servers which also hosted “information about current and former employees from 2005 to 2020 and their beneficiaries and dependents”.

Based on a partial screenshot of the ransom note obtained by BleepingComputer, it was clear that the Maze ransomware group was responsible. Then shortly after the attack, the group reached out to the news outlet to inform them that they had stolen 10TBs of data from Canon.

Stolen employee data…

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