Olympus: Medical Technology Developer
Risk to Business: 1.802 = Severe
Japanese medical tech behemoth Olympus has disclosed a cyber-attack that prompted the shutdown of certain IT systems last week. The company announced that it had been hit with “an attempted malware attack affecting parts of our sales and manufacturing networks in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa).”
Individual Impact: Olympus contends that no data was stolen.
Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Malware attacks like this are becoming increasingly more common as cybercriminals look at encryption over theft as a quick way to mount a successful attack and score a payday.