On August 5th, 2020, BleepingComputer stated that that Canon suffered a ransomware attack by a cybercrime group “Maze.”

The attack was done by the group early this month. The attack came to light after a source shared a portion of the ransom note and an internal notification.

As Canon was able to restore many systems in a short time, BleepingComputer believed that they had paid the ransom.

Maze releases Canon’s unencrypted files

The ransomware operators state that they are releasing 5% of the total data stolen from Canon.

The published file is called “STRATEGICPLANNINGpart62.zip” and it contains marketing materials and videos, as well as files related to Canon’s website.

These data do not contain any financial information, employee information, or other sensitive data.

Photo by Emmanuel Holveck–Lafay from Pexels

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