Fujifilm has announced that its servers seem to have been under a ransomware attack. The company has decided to temporarily shut down its servers to protect the users, but also to conduct an investigation.
The company has issued a statement confirming that a possible ransomware attack came to its attention on the evening of 1 June. However, it’s still not known when exactly the attack occurred or how big is the damage. Here is Fujifilm’s official statement regarding the incident:
FUJIFILM Corporation is currently carrying out an investigation into possible unauthorized access to its server from outside of the company. As part of this investigation, the network is partially shut down and disconnected from external correspondence.
We want to state what we understand as of now and the measures that the company has taken. In the late evening of June 1, 2021, we became aware of the possibility of a ransomware attack. As a result, we have taken measures to suspend all affected systems in coordination with our various global entities.
We are currently working to determine the extent and the scale of the issue. We sincerely apologize to our customers and business partners for the inconvenience this has caused.
At the moment of writing this, Fujifilm’s global website is working normally, as well as its European site. However, it looks like Fujifilm US is the one that got under the ransomware attack since it’s the only one displaying this warning on the homepage.
The investigation is still ongoing and the company is still to publish more information. We don’t know if employee data was stolen (like in Canon’s case last year) or if it was something else. But as soon as we find out more, we’ll let you know.
[via Canon Rumors]