The long-established photo company and camera maker is investigating what the possibility of a ransomware attack appears to be.
If Fujifilm camera or device owners recently tried to access the Fujifilm website, you may have noticed that their servers appear to be down.
Although the Fujifilm landing page should still be online, the company has confirmed that it is aware of “the possibility of a ransomware attack” and that it appears to have used “all forms of communication, including emails and incoming calls, made through it “Affects the company’s network systems.”
What you should know about the cyber attack
For any film or video professional working with Fujifilm, this means in the short term that any corporate support you may need is likely not available right now. If you’re looking to download firmware updates or looking for customer support, you may have to wait a bit.
In the long term, this is another sign that even the largest manufacturers and corporations in the world are never one hundred percent secure. Hopefully this attack and server issues will be resolved quickly, but it’s a small reminder that relying solely on trusted brands’ servers is not always the safest – or only – option.
For any concerned Fujifilm camera owners or other interested parties, you can launch this cyberattack on the Fujifilm news page here. Fujifilm’s full press release about the attack and the steps they are taking to investigate is copied below.
FUJIFILM Corporation is currently investigating possible unauthorized access to its server from outside the company. As part of this investigation, the network is partially shut down and separated from external correspondence.
We would like to explain what we understand at this point in time and what measures the company has taken. On June 6th, 2021 we became aware of the possibility of a ransomware attack late in the evening. As a result, we have taken steps in coordination with our various global units to suspend all affected systems.
We are currently working to determine the extent and extent of the problem. We sincerely apologize to our customers and business partners for the inconvenience this caused.