Olympus suffers second cyberattack in 2021

On Tuesday, Japanese tech manufacturer Olympus said that it was investigating a cyberattack on its IT systems in the US, Canada, and Latin America. 

The company said the cybersecurity incident was detected on Sunday, but despite the help of forensics experts, they are still working to resolve the issue. 

“As part of the investigation and containment, we have suspended affected systems and have informed the relevant external partners. The current results of our investigation indicate the incident was contained to the Americas with no known impact to other regions,” the company statement said. 

“We are working with appropriate third parties on this situation and will continue to take all necessary measures to serve our customers and business partners in a secure way.”

The latest incident follows another cyberattack that the company reported on September 11. The statement from that incident is almost identical to the one released today, but Bleeping Computer reported that the earlier attack involved ransomware.

The ransomware incident, believed to have been perpetrated by the BlackMatter ransomware group, hit its EMEA IT systems. TechCrunch managed to obtain a letter on infected computers from BlackMatter indicating they were behind the attack. 

By September 14, Olympus released another statement describing the incident as “an attempted malware

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