The multinational company Canon would have been the victim of a ransomware attack by the Maze group against your email and storage services and your US website on July 30th. Maze had threatened to lose photos and data if no ransom was paid for cryptocurrency.
The image.canon site was offline for six days showing updates. It was operational again on August 4th. Canon released a statement on the attack that day, stating that no image data or thumbnails of photos stored in the cloud service had been leaked.
However, BleepingComputer confirmed the severity of the attack on August 5, saying that the ransomware gang claimed it had managed to steal nearly 10 TB of photos, files and other data. The publication reported a corporate network notification to Canon’s IT department confirming that “widespread system problems” affected multiple applications.
Unusual, Maze said her attack did not cause the six-day injury.
A surprise attack attributed to Maze
Brett Callow, a threat analyst at Emsisoft’s malware lab, told Cointelegraph that it was the well-known Maze ransomware gang that was behind the cyber attacks against the Japanese multinational:
“It is impossible to tell if this includes customer photos and videos stored on Canon’s long-term storage. Canon claims some photos and videos have been lost, so it is likely Maze had access to this area of the Canon Net” .
Callow adds that while ransomware used to primarily affect smaller businesses, larger businesses are now being targeted with increasing frequency.
Emsisoft experts believe that the likelihood of data being stolen in a particular ransomware attack is now greater than one in ten, citing a study recently published by the malware laboratory.
Recently, A US-based independent consultancy specializing in the consumer and retail sectors fell victim to Maze. They have a number of great clients including former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham.