Olympus becomes victim of cyberattack following BlackMatter ransomware hit

Olympus ransomware
(Image credit: Digital Camera World)

Olympus has become the latest high profile company to fall victim to a cyberattack, following an incident at the beginning of September. The attack, which affected areas of its EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) IT systems, has now been confirmed it was caused by ransomware from the group BlackMatter. 

As it stands today, Olympus specializes in manufacturing optical and digital reprography technology for the medical and life sciences industry. Its imaging division, responsible for cameras such as the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and Olympus PEN E-P7, was sold off to OM Digital Solutions at the start of the year.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.