Eisai suffers ransomware attack
Eisai, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, announced that it was the victim of a ransomware attack on Saturday, June 3. The hack targeted the company’s computers and logistical systems, encrypting sensitive data and disrupting operations.
Eisai revealed that the ransomware attack had an impact on specific systems, including logistical systems. It also stated that it has taken affected systems offline and is investigating the likelihood of data loss, despite the fact that its corporate websites and email systems remain operational. It apologized for any inconvenience and pledged to provide updates as more information became available.
Eisai stated that it has taken actions to reduce the harm, including putting up a dedicated task team to investigate the assault and restore its systems. The firm also stated that it had not paid the hackers’ whose identity still remains unknown. And that it is still analyzing the entire scope of the attack, including the possible financial consequences.
The attack reportedly had no effect on Eisai’s production facility in Hatfield, England. However, the corporation stated that it has suffered some supply chain difficulties outside of the European Union.
The sources for this piece include an article in InfoSecurityMagazine.