Konica Minolta, the Japanese technology giant, was now destroyed in a cyber attack. Konica Minolta was targeted by ransomware allegedly causing service failures by ransomware.

It is confirmed that a ransomware attack has come upon the Japanese technology giant Konica Minolta. A few weeks ago, the incident struck the company and took time to rectify it. When customers found website crashes, reports of the attack emerged online.

According to Reddit’s report, customers were faced with difficulties accessing the supply and service website. The following message could be seen on the website.

Konica Minolta web and support errors from sysadmin

The problem lasted approximately a week without the customer update. Everything they did was change the message of failure to return a support document that demanded a reset from the customers. Bleeping Computer later broke the news that the company was being targeted. We may also classify the latest ransomware for this attack, RansomEXX ransomware.

RansomEXX Ransomware

As seen, Konica Minolta specifically spoke in the ransom note obtained by Bleeping Computer. The ransom note also clearly showed the “.K0N1M1N0” data encryption in the note.

It is unknown for now whether or not the organization has paid the attackers the ransom to recover. Konica Minolta is not her first goal, as for the RansomEXX. Then, it appeared online in late June 2020 as the Texas Transportation Department was targeted.

Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta is a multinational corporation headquartered in Japan operating globally in 49 countries. It is known for manufacturing industrial imaging products such as laser printers, MFPs, copiers, and digital printing systems. It is also known for producing industrial photography products.

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