Just a week after Garmin recovered from a ransomware attack, data and systems from Japanese technology company Canon are reportedly now being held hostage. BleepingComputer reports that 10TB of company data has been stolen due to Canon suffering from widespread system failure.
More than two dozen Canon domains were affected by the outage. Canon's US website currently states that maintenance is not possible, although global and Japanese websites do not appear to be affected.
An internal email from Canon IT states that the company "is experiencing widespread system issues affecting multiple applications, teams, emails, and other systems that may not be available at the moment." BleepingComputer also received a partial screenshot of the alleged ransom note sent to Canon, identifying the maze ransomware used in the attack.
Partial ransom from Canon attackers.
Image: Bleeping Computer
Unlike the WastedLocker ransomeware, which was reportedly used in the Garmin attack, Maze encrypts internal systems and filters out data. When BleepingComputer contacted the hacking group behind the maze attack, Canon stated "10 terabytes of data, private databases, etc." to have stolen. The data could end up in data leaks if Canon refuses to pay the ransom. Garmin has reportedly paid a multi-million dollar ransom to restore access to its systems.
When Canon reached for a comment from The Verge and was asked about the correctness of the reporting by BleepingComputer, he said he was investigating the situation.