Ex-camera biz Olympus investigating ‘suspicious’ network activity again a month after ransomware hit

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Olympus, the Japanese company once known for making cameras, is investigating “suspicious” activity on its networks again – a month after those same networks were ravaged by ransomware.

In a statement issued last night the company said it had “mobilized a specialized response team including forensics experts” in response to a “cybersecurity incident” that was affecting its IT networks across North and South America.

The attack began on 10 October. Affected systems are said to have been “suspended” and affected customers and suppliers informed, said Olympus.

“Protecting our customers and maintaining their trust in us is our highest priority,” added the company, which sold its iconic camera business last year. These days it concentrates on medical and scientific optics.

The original ransomware attack in September saw Olympus targeted by the BlackMatter ransomware-as-a-service gang, as reported elsewhere. The Japanese company said last month it was mobilising “a specialised response team including forensics experts,” raising suspicions that the latest incident is another

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