Olympus Tech Giant Hit By BlackMatter Ransom Attack

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Sep 14, 2021 01:26 am PST

BACKGROUND:

Technology giant Olympus hit by BlackMatter ransomware. Olympus said Saturday that it “is currently investigating a potential cybersecurity incident affecting limited areas of its EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) IT systems. Emsisoft CTO Fabian Wosar said in a tweet that the BlackMatter crypto routines are identical to those used by the DarkSide ransomware group responsible for the recent Colonial Pipeline attack. The Olympus Statement gives September 8th as the date of the incident. A ransom note left on the computer stated “Your network is encrypted, and not currently operational,” … “If you pay, we will provide you the programs for decryption.