Optical and imaging giant Canon has been the latest business to be hit by the scourge of ransomware. The Maze strain of ransomware has brought operations to an effective standstill, hitting the Canon email servers as well as internal applications including their instant messaging services provided by Microsoft Teams.
Additionally, the US website was also affected by the attack. Maze is a ransomware strain which attempts to gain a foothold in a network by targeting human vulnerabilities at an enterprise. Once it has successfully compromised a user, it will move laterally through a network until it compromises an administrator account.