The largest trade show in Japan, CP+, is being canceled yet again. The event was supposed to take place in Yokohama from 24 to 27 February 2022, but just like two shows before it – the live event was canceled due to the pandemic, but you’ll be able to tune in online.
Canon confirms August ransomware attack and stolen employee data
Back in August, it was reported that Canon suffered a ransomware attack that affected over 30 of its external and public services. In a recent statement, Canon confirmed that the incident occurred. The company added that the employees’ data were stolen in the attack, including their Social Security, driver’s license, and financial account number, electronic signature, date of birth, and more.
Report: Canon loses 10TB of data after a Maze Ransomware attack
Canon has recently suffered a ransomware attack that affected over 30 of its external and public services, including email and USA website. According to the reports, 10TB of data and private databases have been stolen. And if Canon doesn’t pay the ransom, they will be leaked publicly.
Canon Medical begins development of rapid testing system for COVID-19
It seems that Fujifilm isn’t the only camera company making headlines in the fight against COVID-19 coronavirus. Canon has announced that Canon Medical Systems Corporation (Canon Medical) has started the development of a rapid genetic testing system for the novel coronavirus.
The rapid diagnostic test kits they say are part of a research programme focused on developing diagnostics methods for COVID-19 led by the Japanese Agency for Medical Research.
CP+ 2020 cancelled over coronavirus fears – Crossing fingers for NAB, TPS and Photokina
The first major photography trade show of the year, and one of the largest in the world, CP+ 2020 has been cancelled over coronavirus fears. Japan has reported its first death as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the second such confirmed death outside of China. Amid fears that there is no effective treatment or containment measures, organisers have chosen to cancel CP+2020.
This is the second major tech event to be cancelled over coronavirus fears. The world’s largest smartphone show, Mobile World Congress (MWC) was cancelled on February 12th. A notification the CP+ website informs readers of the cancellation of the show, which was planned to take place between February 27th and March 1st, 2020.
Instagrammer forces plane to land 2 hours into flight claiming he has coronavirus
28-year-old James Potok, self-professed #ViralBoy, made a very tasteless joke with a view to going viral. The Instagrammer falsely claimed to have coronavirus (2019-nCoV) on a plane. The WestJet flight he was on from Toronto to Jamaica was forced to turn around and land.
Unfortunately, this was the result of the ‘likes’ culture. James did this because he wanted to go viral. In an interview with Global News, he recalled having previously gone viral with a very different claim. He is quoted as saying, “I figured it would invoke some type of reaction. Not on the plane; more people seeing on social media, going, ‘Wow, this kid’s got some balls,’ or, ‘this kid is crazy.‘”
Nikon releases updates for almost all their software after malware alerts
While antivirus software is pretty good these days, it doesn’t always get things right. Some quite nasty stuff still gets missed and sometimes innocent software gets accidentally flagged as suspicious or infected with something when it’s not.
Almost Nikon’s entire collection of Windows software was being identified by some antivirus applications as containing Trojan Horse malware. Nikon says this was a mistake, and that the software caused no actual threat. They have released updates for almost all of their applications to resolve the false alarm.
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