A day after Canon was suspected of becoming the latest high-profile victim of a ransomware attack, an internal employee communique admitting just that has been leaked to media.
According to Bleeping Computer, the camera-maker has circulated a note to employees confirming that ransomware is to blame for outages across its main U.S. website, email, collaboration platforms and various internal systems.
“Canon U.S.A, Inc. and its subsidiaries understand the importance of maintaining the operational integrity and security of our systems,” reads the note, a screenshot of which has been posted by the outlet. “Access to some Canon systems is currently unavailable as a result of a ransomware incident we recently discovered. This is unrelated to the recent issue which affected image.canon.” read the rest here