BRIEF // The group of ransomware BlackMatter, which is taking advantage of the void left by the DarkSide and REvil setbacks, has reportedly encrypted devices from Japanese camera maker Olympus in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Olympus was the victim of a ransomware attack attributed to the BlackMatter group, according to Techcrunch. In a communicated published on Saturday, September 11, 2021, the Japanese camera and health equipment maker explains “Investigate a potential cybersecurity incident” occurred on Wednesday September 8 and “Affecting limited areas of [ses] Informatic Systems” in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
According to a source cited by the specialized site, a note left on affected devices nevertheless indicates: “Your network has been encrypted and is not currently operational.” The warning, accompanied by a link to a site accessible on the Tor browser and often used by BlackMatter, continues: “If you pay, we will provide you with the programs for the decryption.” The BlackMatter ransomware group has emerged recently following the retreat of the DarkSide and REvil organizations.
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