Japanese Sports Equipment and Sportswear Company Mizuno Fell Victim to a Ransomware Attack

Mizuno Corporation, founded in 1906, is a Japanese sports equipment and apparel company that manufactures sports equipment and sportswear for golf, tennis, baseball, volleyball, football, running, rugby, skiing, swimming, cycling, judo, table tennis, badminton, boxing, and athletics.

According to BleepingComputer, after being impacted by a ransomware attack, the global organization is currently facing phone outages and order delays.

What Happened?

On the condition of anonymity, they were told that Mizuno’s corporate network in the United States was targeted by ransomware over the weekend of February 4th. This cyberattack caused widespread business disruption, including phone outages, product delivery delays, and website difficulties.

Customers first noticed the service disruption on Tuesday when the corporate phone systems stopped working, and a banner warning of order delays appeared on the website.

Source

Customers who tried to access the website’s Contact page were greeted with a message stating that there was an error connecting to that section of the site. According to BleepingComputer, customers were told by Mizuno support representatives that “their internal systems were down and they could no longer look up existing orders.”

Golf RWX forum users also posted:

I just had a chat with a Mizuno representative aka ‘Caddy’, and Caddy

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