The Asian news giant Nikkei announced that a server at the group’s Singapore headquarters has been hit by ransomware.
It has discovered unauthorized access to the Singapore server on May 13, prompting it to immediately shutdown the affected unit and start an internal probe.
Nikkei said it has taken measures to minimize the impact of the breach, but admitted that the affected server likely contained customer data. No data leak has been confirmed so far, as investigators seek to determine the nature and scope of the attack.
We sincerely apologize for the trouble we’ve caused. We will take appropriate action in cooperation with relevant authorities and strive to enhance information protection.Nikkei statement
At present, it is unknown which ransomware gang is responsible for the attack.
Nikkei reported the attack to Japanese and Singaporean authorities in charge of personal data protection.