Fujifilm gets framed as latest ransomware victim while White House demands action from business leaders

Date: 3rd June 2021

Severity: High

Anne Neuberger, the National Security Council’s top cyber official released an open letter that warned businesses about an impending risk in the near future.

In a recent report, the Japanese conglomerate Fujifilm announced that it is suffering from a ransomware attack, hence being at the receiving end of cyberattackers, rendering the largest meat processor in the US, as well as ferry system serving Martha’s Vineyard completely crippled.

This attack has affected Fujifilm’s external communications, including email and phone services after previously being hit by the Qbot Trojan in May’21 and has been battling with REvil ransomware with resilience.

Owing to the rising number of such attacks, the White House released an open letter titled as, ‘What we urge you to do to protect against the threat of ransomware’ from Anne Neuberger, Deputy Assistant o the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology.

Unfortunately, there are just not enough security personnel in the world to staff security teams in organizations in our times. The need of the hour is to adopt a combinatorial approach of accelerated and scaled-up security training across the nation for security professionals along with training the general population about avoiding risky online behaviour.

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