According to the online edition BleepingComputer online services Canon was subjected to a powerful attack. At the moment more than two dozen American sites of the manufacturer of photo and video equipment, and postal services, internal corporate platforms and many other applications. In addition, as indicated by the source, the hackers allegedly stole 10 terabytes of data, including personal information.
The source reports that the attack allegedly began on July 30, with site image.canon (Canon cloud service that allows you to store photos and videos), when they began to experience problems in his work, and then he did and passed out. For several days the service was unavailable. 4 Jul Canon it again launched. However, on the home page about the hacker attack is not reported. In addition, the report States that access to 10 GB of archive data that was saved prior to June 16, problems have been observed, in which the data was lost. At the same time, Canon assures that no data loss occurred. And all the problems they decided.
BleepingComputer decided to dig deeper and find out what the problems were (and still are) not only with the cloud service Canon. Under attack were dozens of other online resources. At the disposal of journalists got an image message from the service Department Canon, indicating massive system failures to a variety of platforms, as well as problems with access to various resources, including e-mail and channel for communication on the Microsoft platform Teams.
The test showed that at the moment is not working, none of the more than 20 the following sites. When you log in to their user encounters a “stub” that indicates that the resource is in maintenance.
It later emerged that the attack was by the hacker group Maze behind the creation of virus-ransomware Ransomware Maze. The journalists managed to reach its representatives. Those denied information that the initial attack on the site image.canon was produced, however, confirmed that they are behind the hacking of more than 20 different services Canon. Resource managed to get their hands on a screenshot of a message hackers for Canon, in which they indicate that they gained access to the “10 TB of data, private databases and other information”stored on the servers of online services Canon. Any way to confirm his words, the hackers refused.
In his message, the hackers Maze also reported that encrypt stolen data and their backup. Cannon will be able to get the decryptor and access to data only in case, if you decide to pay for it. In addition, after the payment, hackers must delete all the data from their media. Details of the transaction were not specified, but the attackers are ready to give them through your own site on the darknet. Apparently, the message below is a guide on how to do it, but screesnhot then breaks off. If Canon does not go on the proposed conditions, Maze is threatening to publish all the company’s data publicly available on its website.
Resource BleepingComputer asked for comments in Canon, but there are still silent. According to the source, earlier victims of the Maze hackers and their virus-ransomware Ransomware became a Maze of companies, including LG, Xerox, Conduent, MaxLinear, Cognizant, Chubb, VT San Antonio Aerospace, and others.