In August of this year, we reported that several dozen Canon online services were hacked by a group of hackers who allegedly stole about 10 TB of various information and demanded a ransom for it. At that time, Canon itself did not confirm the hacking of its servers, but said that it was investigating the incident. Three months later, Canon still admitted that it survived the hacker attack, and also talked about what information was stolen.
According to the resource Canon Watch, which first drew attention to the official statement of Canon, between July 20 and August 6, 2020, cybercriminals could obtain information about current and former employees of the company who worked and worked in the American office of Canon, as well as in its subsidiaries in the period from 2005 th to 2020th years.
It is clarified that the information contains data about representatives and official employees of the company, including their social security numbers, driver’s license data, passport data, data on personal accounts for payment of wages, as well as electronic signature data.
Canon said it immediately responded to the incident, seeking assistance from a cybersecurity company and also contacted law enforcement to provide assistance with the investigation.
To help those whose information has been stolen during the hacker attack, Canon also offers a free credit monitoring service subscription that can be used to detect “possible misuse of a person’s personal information and provide him with services for the protection of personal data“.
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