Japanese giant Olympus has confirmed it was hit by a cyberattack over the weekend that forced it to shut down its IT systems in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

“Investigating a potential cybersecurity incident detected October 10” and is “currently working with the highest priority to resolve this issue.”,We are working with appropriate third parties on this situation and will continue to take all necessary measures to serve our customers and business partners in a secure way. Protecting our customers and partners and maintaining their trust in us is our highest priority. Our investigation is ongoing and we are committed to transparent disclosure and will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.

Olympus Statement

As part of the investigation and containment, olympus have suspended affected systems and have informed the relevant external partners. The current results of our investigation indicate the incident was contained to the Americas with no known impact to other regions.

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It’s near-identical to a statement put out by Olympus last month following a cyberattack on its European, Middle East and Africa network.

Olympus was recovering from a ransomware attack. A ransom note left behind on infected systems was also linked to the BlackMatter ransomware-as-a-service group.