Cyber attackers bring down Japanese photography and peripherals company.
Fujifilm Corporation is currently carrying out an investigation into possible unauthorised access to its server from outside of the company. As part of this investigation, the network was partially shut down and disconnected from external correspondence.
“We want to state what we understand as of now and the measures that the company has taken,” stated Fujifilm. “We have taken measures to suspend all affected systems in coordination with our various global entities.”
The company stated it was currently working to determine the extent and the scale of the issue and apologized to its customers and business partners for the inconvenience this has caused.
The company has set up a special task force, including external experts, was immediately established, and all networks and servers were shut down to determine the extent and the scale of the issue.
“We confirmed that the unauthorized access we became aware of in the late evening of June 1, 2021 was a ransomware attack,” stated Fujifilm. “We also confirmed that the impact of unauthorized access is confined to a specific network in Japan.”
Starting today, with a clear understanding of the extent of the impact, Fujifilm has begun to bring the network, servers, and computers confirmed safe back into operation.
“We have reported the incident to the relevant government authorities and the police. We will continue to take all necessary measures to serve our customers and business partners in a secure way,” it stated. “We sincerely apologize to our customers and business partners for the inconvenience this has caused.”