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Asco breaks silence on ransomware attack

Does a commercial organisation have a duty to report a breach even if it doesn’t involve personal information? For a publicly-traded company the answer appears to be “Yes”…:

Aircraft parts and aviation equipment maker Asco has admitted that it was hit by a “large-scale ransomware attack”, a week after the incident was reported by Dutch news site Data News.

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 now confirmed the ransomware caused “a serious disruption” of all activities and impacted the company’s communication systems.

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Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.
https://brownglock.com

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