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Asco breaks silence on ransomware attack

Asco breaks silence on ransomware attack (Incident Response, Learnings)

The attack came two months after the European Commission approved the acquisition of the company by US-based Spirit Aerosystems, but neither company released any statements, despite reports that the company’s 1,400 employees around the world were unable to work. Asco has not provided any detail of what type of ransomware was involved, but said that “because of the specific nature of the attack”, the company wanted to assess every individual IT system in an attempt to avoid compromising security, while guaranteeing the “sustainability and quality” of the mitigation actions. Although the company appears to have lost a week’s production already, Asco said all those involved in investigating the ransomware attack have “taken control over the incident” and are committed to “reducing the consequent impact” on business activities.

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