Ransomware attack on Fujitsu Servers

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Reports have surfaced indicating that a hacking group specializing in ransomware has breached Fujitsu Servers’ computer network, purportedly stealing sensitive data. Details remain sparse, pending the conclusion of a thorough investigation by the IT company.

While Fujitsu has yet to identify the specific criminal group responsible, they’ve acknowledged the incident as the work of a file-encrypting malware syndicate, currently under scrutiny to assess the extent of financial losses incurred.

Mitigation efforts are underway to mitigate risks, with IT teams working around the clock to minimize the fallout.

Typically, victims of data theft by hackers find themselves in a precarious position, with no assurance that their personal information will be promptly deleted even upon ransom payment.

In light of this, both the NCSC and FBI are strongly advising against ransom payments. Instead, they urge victims to share any pertinent information to aid law enforcement in apprehending the perpetrators and dismantling their cyber infrastructure.

Similar scenarios have unfolded with other ransomware groups like Conti, LockBit, AlphaV/BlackCat, and Hive, demonstrating a concerning trend where criminals leverage critical data leaks or coercive tactics to rebuild their networks or evade law enforcement.

Compounding the issue, many ransomware victims opt to pay due to cost constraints on recovery efforts or a lack of expertise in handling such situations.

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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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