Nichirin-Flex U.S.A Hit in Ransomware Attack

June 23, 2022

INCIDENT

Japanese automotive hose maker Nichirin Co. said a U.S. subsidiary suffered a ransomware attack June 14 forcing it shut down its computerized production controls.
The U.S. unit, Nichirin-Flex U.S.A, which supplies hoses to Japanese carmakers, switched to manual production and shipping in order to keep parts flowing to customers, it said in a release. The attack occurred June 14, and the company reacted as soon as it detected the unauthorized access on its network and moved operations into manual mode.

Incident Date

June 14, 2022

Estimated Cost

Unknown cost, but operations shut down and were forced to go manual

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified