Japan Aviation Electronics claims servers accessed in cyberattack


Manufacturing giant Japan Aviation Electronics has confirmed that its systems are facing a cyberattack that has forced the company to shut down its website.

On Monday evening, the electronics and aerospace manufacturer replaced its website with a static message indicating that some of its servers were accessed by hackers last Thursday.

“We are currently investigating the status of the damage and restoring operations, but some systems were suspended and there were delays in sending and receiving emails,” said the company, whose revenues s amount to more than a billion dollars.

“No information leaks have been confirmed to date. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to our customers and other parties involved. We will immediately notify you of any new issues we report as soon as we discover them through further investigation.

From the company website was limited to one page with this message in English and Japanese.

A screenshot of the Japan Aviation Electronics website

Japan Aviation Electronics was added on the AlphV/Black Cat ransomware gang’s leak site on Monday, but the company did not confirm whether it was facing a ransomware attack.

The attack comes amid a series of incidents targeting the country’s largest companies in recent months.

Seiko Watchmaker, Casiogiant zipper YKKpharmaceutical company Eisai and the the largest commercial port in Japan have all faced cyberattacks or ransomware incidents this year. Millions of Japanese customers of insurance companies Zurich and Aflac were affected by a breach in January.

In August, it was discovered that suspected Chinese hackers breached Japan’s cybersecurity agency and potentially accessed sensitive data stored on its networks for nine months.

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Jonathan Greig

Jonathan Greig is a breaking news reporter at Recorded Future News. Jonathan has worked as a journalist around the world since 2014. Before returning to New York, he worked for media outlets in South Africa, Jordan and Cambodia. He previously covered cybersecurity at ZDNet and TechRepublic.

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