Canon Hit by Ransomware

Canon Hit by Ransomware

Canon has admitted that it had been hit by a devastating ransomware attack, which knocked a long list of Canon websites offline. In addition, the attack is said to have stolen 10 terabytes of data from Canon servers.

Canon Hit by Ransomware
BleepingComputer reports that the ransomware group called Maze has claimed responsibility for successfully attacking Canon and impacting a wide range of services at the company, including email, team collaboration software, its USA websites, and internal applications.

Canon reportedly sent out a company-wide alert to inform employees of “widespread system issues affecting multiple applications[.] Teams, Email, and other systems may not be available at this time.”

At the time of this writing, Canon-related websites that down include, and more. Visiting them brings up an Internal Server Error message.

BleepingComputer, which cites both a Canon insider and a Maze representative as sources, published a partial screenshot of the ransom note that Canon was presented.

Maze tells BleepingComputer that it managed to steal “10 terabytes of data, private databases etc.” Other details of the attack, including the nature of the stolen data and the ransom amount, are not known.

Maze ransomware has reportedly hit other big brands in the past, including LG and Xerox. It has also reportedly targeted hospitals and labs on the front line of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.


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