Ransomware Attacks Run Rampant as Fujifilm Becomes the Next Victim
We just covered a recent story today that there was a ransomware attack on Steamship Authority. And like clockwork, another company becomes the next victim.
Fujifilm, a huge Japanese company known for digital imaging products, has been hit with ransomware at their Tokyo headquarters. In a statement from the company, “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.”
As a result of the attack, Fujifilm USA posted on the website that they are experiencing difficulties. These difficulties include a halt on processing orders and no lines of communication available for use.
According to Bleeping Computer, it is suspected that the company’s servers have been infected with Qbot. Qbot has a history of being utilized by multiple ransomware gangs. It is now being linked to the REvil ransomware group, who most recently hacked the world’s largest meat producing company.
With several companies now becoming a victim of ransomware, it’s important for your organization to put cybersecurity first. Additional security layers such new-school security awareness training can ensure your users will know how to report any suspicious activity.