Fujifilm, the global film company based in Japan, has shut down parts of its network worldwide after it was apparently the latest victim of a ransomware attack. The company is still trying to figure out the scale and scope of the attack, but here̵
This year we’ve seen an increasing number of ransomware attacks and it doesn’t look like they’re going to decrease any time soon. These attacks targeted everyone from Apple, the Colonial Pipeline, the Irish health services and more recently the meat processing company JBS and now Fujifilm.
In a statement earlier this week, Fujifilm said the company is “currently investigating possible unauthorized access to its server from outside the company”. He went on to say that as a result of the investigation, “Fujifilm’s network has been partially shut down and disconnected from outside correspondence,” while noting it had “suspended all systems involved in coordination with our various global entities.”
According to a report on the company’s website, its Tokyo headquarters was hit by a ransomware attack on June 2. In addition, sub-departments around the world are experiencing problems due to system outages. Fujifilm’s US offshoot has added a similar message to its website, claiming it is dealing with issues affecting all types of communications.
We’re not quite sure what’s going on yet, but according to several reports, the Qbot Trojan infected Fujifilm in mid-May and the company is working quickly to resolve the situation. Hopefully they can sort things out, get a decryptor and get back online as soon as possible.
We’ll be back when we know more. In the meantime, here’s how to protect yourself from ransomware.