Fujifilm has recently suffered an unauthorized access to their serves, which forced them to shutdown their network. They also announced a delay in shipping of some product as a consequence of the network black-out.
Now, according to a Fujifilm spokesman who talked to verdict.co.uk, Fujifilm refused to pay any ransom and restored the servers from backups. As a consequence
The company’s computer systems in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa are now “fully operational and back to business as usual” […]
The company has started bringing its network, servers, and computers in Japan “back into operation” and is aiming to be fully up and running “this week”. It has also restarted some product deliveries, which were particularly hard hit by the cyberattack. […]
“Fujifilm Corporation in Tokyo does not comment on the demand but I can confirm we have not paid any ransom,” the Fujifilm spokesperson said.
This is a bold move by Fujifilm, as, if not paid, Fujifilm risks that all the attackers where able to grab will leak at some point, or shared with competitors. But Fujifilm Europe told to Verdict that
“Fujifilm Europe is highly confident that no loss, destruction, alteration, unauthorized use or disclosure of our data, or our customers’ data, on Fujifilm Europe’s systems has been detected.”
Well, if Fuji is right, all good. If not, we might get massive leaks soon.
Down below you can also find the latest official Fujifilm statement and the story can be read at verdict.co.uk.