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Canon targeted by Maze ransomware

Canon targeted by Maze ransomware

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Canon targeted by Maze ransomware

One of the world’s largest digital camera operators – Canon’s cloud storage platform – has been hit with Maze ransomware with the malicious cybercriminals allegedly nabbing around 10GB of data from the company.

It’s also understood that the ransomware troupe’s attack has impacted other services including Canon’s email server, as well as 24 of their domains, including canon.help.

A statement on image.canon’s website said: “On July 30, 2020, we identified an issue involving the 10GB long-term storage on image.canon. In order to conduct further investigation, we temporarily suspended both the mobile application and web browser service of image.canon. “After the investigation, we identified that some of the photo and video image files saved in the 10GB long-term storage prior to June 16, 2020 9:00am (JST) were lost. We confirmed that the still image thumbnails of the affected files were not affected, and there was no leak of image data.”

John Shier, Senior Security Advisor, Sophos, said: “This is yet another example of the Maze gang’s sustained and brazen targeting of enterprises. Following other recent high-profile attacks, this latest salvo should be a wake-up call to all enterprises that haven’t taken the time to assess their security posture and bolster their defences against these pernicious adversa

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