Foxconn Hit in Ransomware Attack for Second Time

August 10, 2022

INCIDENT

Smartphone manufacturing giant Foxconn is recovering from a May ransomware attack that disrupted operations at one of its Mexico-based production facilities, officials said. This is the second attack the company suffered in two years. The LockBit ransomware group claimed to have attacked the company’s offices in Tijuana and threatened to leak the data stolen during the attack by June 11.

The affected production plant is Foxconn Baja California, located in the city of Tijuana, MX, which specializes in the production of medical devices, consumer electronics and industrial operations.

Dragos claimed plant was down for two weeks, without mentioning their source.

Incident Date

May 31, 2022

Location

Mexico

Estimated Cost

Ops affected, production disrupted, then capacity adjusted.

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