BlackMatter Ransomware Hits Japanese Tech Giant Olympus

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The incident that occurred Sept. 8 and affected its EMEA IT systems seems to signal a return to business as usual for ransomware groups.

Japanese technology giant Olympus is currently investigating a cyber incident on its EMEA IT systems that happened earlier this month that sources said is the result of a BlackMatter ransomware attack.

The company detected “suspicious activity” on Sept. 8 and “immediately mobilized a specialized response team including forensics experts,” according to a press statement released over the weekend.

“As part of the investigation, we have suspended data transfers in the affected systems and have informed the relevant external partners,” according to the statement. “We are currently working to determine the extent of the issue and will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.”

Olympus, a multinational company with more than 31,600 employees worldwide, manufactures optical and digital reprography technology for

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