Akira and BlackByte ransomware group claim attack on Yamaha Music Canada


    Yamaha Music of Canada that produces musical equipment and is different from Japanese Automobile maker Yamaha Motor Co has issued a statement that its servers were compromised and some of its data was accessed and stolen by hackers.

    The company that produces most of the world’s audio and musical equipment stated that it still needs time to investigate to reveal more information about the incident and assured that the remediate security measures to mitigate the risks were already in place.

    Yamaha issued a statement on Thursday last week, but for some reason restricted the statement access to the local media. On Monday this week, i.e., on July 24, 2023, Yamaha Canada Music issued a statement that a cyber-attack did lead to unauthorized access and data theft.

    Interestingly, Russian speaking BlackByte ransomware group published the stolen data from Yamaha on its website, only accessible through Darkweb.

    But on July 19th,2023 another ransomware gang known Akira also issued a statement claiming to have breached to siphon a portion of data from the company servers.

    Security analysts state that such kind of claims are becoming common these days as most of the ransomware spreading gangs are operating in a Ransomware-as- a-service model where one file encrypting malware is developed and sold to 2-3 different groups with slight operational changes to differentiate. And so, all those buying the same malware can gain a benefit of infiltrating a single victim and siphon data, if the situation demands and is conducive.

    Naveen Goud
    Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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