Nikkei announced on this Thursday that their server at Asian headquarters located in Singapore was hit by a ransomware attack.
This attack has been reported to the Japanese and the Singapore authorities, who were in charge of personal data protection.
“Unauthorized access to the server was first detected on May 13, prompting an internal probe.” Nikkei added. Nikkei Group Asia had immediately shut down the affected server and took other measures to minimize the impact.
The announcement also read that the affected server likely contained customer data, and the organization is currently in the process of determining the nature and scope of the attack. Moreover, Nikkei solidified that no data leak has been confirmed so far.
“We sincerely apologize for the trouble we’ve caused,” Nikkei’s public relations office said in a statement. “We will take appropriate action in cooperation with relevant authorities and strive to enhance information protection.”
According to the news source BleepingComputer, this is not the first time that the “Media Giant” is getting attacked. Two years ago, Nikkei was scammed by the infamous BEC (Business Email Compromise) and lost around 29 million dollars.