Canon Hit by Maze Ransomware Attack, Attackers Claim Theft of Ten Terabytes of Data, Private Databases

Canon has suffered a ransomware attack that impacts numerous services, including Canon’s email, Microsoft Teams, USA website, and other internal applications. A suspicious outage has taken place on Canon’s image. canon cloud photo and video storage service resulting in the loss of data for users of their free 10GB storage feature. The site suffered an outage on July 30th, 2020, and over six days, the site would show status updates until it went back in service yesterday, August 4th. At that point, a message appeared that said, “there was no leak of image data.” Today, however, a widespread system issue occurred, and Canon’s USA website is displaying error messages. BleepingComputer has obtained a partial screenshot of the alleged Canon ransom note, which we have been able to identify as from the Maze ransomware. The attackers told Bleeping Computer they stole “10 terabytes of data, private databases, etc” as part of the attack on Canon.


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