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Olympus Was Pwned AGAIN


I recently wrote about the fact that the EMEA operations for Olympus were pwned by a ransomware attack. Well, it’s happened again. And I am not sure how I missed this:

On its website, the company said it was investigating a “potential cybersecurity incident” detected on Oct 10, 2021.

The cyber attack shut down the company’s IT systems in the Americas, affecting the U.S., Canada, and Latin America with no impacts on other parts of the world, the company said.

It appears to be a ransomware attack according to this:

However, citing a ransom note left behind by the ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) group BlackMatter, an insider told TechCrunch that Olympus was recovering from a ransomware attack.

Additionally, the ransom note pointed to BlackMatter’s Tor website used for collecting ransom from other victims.

There is clearly more pwnage going on than I can keep up with. And that’s not good. I’m not talking about the fact that missing pwnage affects my click rates and page views. I am talking about the fact that every single day there’s a company being pwned. That’s not good for all of us.

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