An internal employee memo revealed Canon has suffered from a ransomware attack that affected their U.S. website and multiple internal services.
According to BleepingComputer, the consumer-electronics giant Canon sent out an internal email to employees confirming internal systems were unavailable due to the ransomware security incident.
To add, numerous internal systems were taken down to include email and Teams collaboration platforms.
At the time of the outage, BleepingComputer also confirmed that multiple Canon domains (e.g., www.canonusa.com, usa.canon.com) were down displaying an “internal server error”. As recently as Friday morning, Canon’s main site displays a maintenance page.
Since the initial attack surfaced, BleepingComputer also received a screenshot of the Canon ransomware note, allegedly attributed to Maze ransomware.
The Maze ransomware cybercriminal group has taken credit for the incident and claimed stealing “10 terabytes of data, private databases etc” as part of the cyber attack on Canon.
Readers may recall smartwatch maker Garmin fell victim to a similar ransomware attack late last month that forced the company to temporarily shut down its support services and production.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) also issued a Flash Alert warning just last week for Netwalker Ransomware attacks against U.S. and foreign organizations.