Production at Canadian Tool Manufacturer Exco Technologies Interrupted

January 17, 2023

A Canadian-based international manufacturer of die cast tools and car parts has been the victim of a cyber attack. Exco Technologies said Monday that three production facilities within its Large Mould Group are recovering from a cyber incident last week. The Toronto-headquartered company temporarily disabled some computer systems as it investigated this incident. It is in the middle of bringing these systems back online, and expects operations to be substantially restored over the next two weeks.

Shipments to customers have not and are not expected to be materially interrupted. The statement didn’t detail the kind of attack, or whether personal or corporate data was accessed. It said independent experts have been retained to help the company in dealing with the matter.

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Cyberattack Halts Production at Factories of Suzuki Motorcycle India

May 10, 2023

Suzuki Motorcycle India – the Japanese two-wheeler maker has been compelled to stop production at its factories due to a “cyber-attack” on its operations. According to several people in the know, the production has been stalled since Saturday, May 10, and it is estimated to have incurred a production of loss of over 20,000 vehicles in this timeframe.

As part of its measures to address the situation at hand, a few days ago, Suzuki Motorcycle informed its ecosystem that due to an “unprecedented business requirement”, it has postponed its annual supplier conference, which was scheduled to be held next week.n as saying.

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Rheinmetall’s Automotive Sector Hit by Cyberattack

April 14, 2023

German automotive and arms manufacturer Rheinmetall suffered a cyberattack on Friday, the company said. The attack hit Rheinmetall’s business unit that serves industrial customers, particularly in the automotive sector. The company’s defense division — which produces military vehicles, weapons, and ammunition — remained unaffected and continues to operate “reliably,” Rheinmetall’s spokesperson Oliver Hoffmann said in an email to Recorded Future News.
Rheinmetall is currently investigating the extent of the damage and is in close contact with the relevant cybersecurity authorities, Hoffmann said.

The timing of the attack aligned with Rheinmetall’s talks of constructing a new tank factory in Ukraine.

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Ransomware Attack at Major Tesla Competitor, NIO

December 20, 2022

Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Nio revealed a major data breach. The hack exposed certain confidential customer and vehicle sales-related information before August 2021. It is believed the hackers demanded $2.25 million worth of Bitcoin in exchange for not leaking their internal data.

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Production Disrupted at Belgian Truckbuilder Mol after Cyberattack.

December 7, 2022

Mol Cy, the company in Belgium that builds trucks, trailers and soon also armored vehicles, was hit by a ransomware attack. A week later, the company is still rebuilding the network. According to the CEO, production was not compromised. “Supplies had just taken place and orders were in progress. Our production was of course disrupted, but in the end it did not come to a standstill. It was a bit more difficult to work at a number of workstations where computers provide information. But our staff managed to make do.” In recent days, about 50 employees have been at home for a while. “Especially our administrative staff cannot do their work without a PC and network. Unfortunately, they were temporarily unemployed.”

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Ferrari Hit in Ransomware Attack

March 20, 2023

Italian sports car giant, Ferrari S.p.A., reported Monday it suffered a ransomware attack affecting client details, but did not affect operations, officials said in an advisory.
The car company said it had been “recently contacted by a threat actor with a ransom demand related to certain client contact details. Upon receipt of the ransom demand, we immediately started an investigation in collaboration with a leading global third-party cybersecurity firm.”
In working with the third-party firm, they were able to confirm the stolen data was legitimate.

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Customer Data Breach at Toyota India

January 1, 2023

A data breach at Toyota Motor’s Indian business might have exposed some customers’ personal information, it said on Sunday. The car company warned that the accounts could be subject to spamming or phishing scams along with unsolicited emails.

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R&D Data Breach at Volvo Cars

November 30, 2021

Car company Volvo suffered a cyberattack on some of its research and development property, the manufacturer said in a press release. Volvo Cars said “it could impact the company’s operation”, but did not specify what that might be.

In a statement published on the dark web on the evening of November 30, the Snatch ransomware gang said it had attacked the Volvo Car Corporation (VCC). Snatch published screenshots of allegedly stolen data from the Volvo hack on a Darknet website viewed by

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Hacker Allegedly Sells Sensitive Data from Volvo

December 28, 2022

A threat actor is allegedly selling sensitive data, including information on vehicles the company sells to law enforcement.
Somebody has posted an ad on a popular hacking forum, claiming they are selling sensitive data of the Swedish manufacturing giant Volvo.

The threat actor behind insists that the company fell victim to a ransomware attack in late December. However, the attacker decided to sell the data instead, being convinced that Volvo would not pay the ransom. The relatively modest price set for the dataset signals the information might not be as sensitive.

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Continental Auto Group Hit in Attack

August 24, 2022

German multinational automotive group Continental suffered a cyberattack back in August and while the company said it successfully avert the assault, a ransomware group is now threatening to divulge information it said it stole during the hack.
In an August 24 statement, Continental said “in a cyberattack, attackers infiltrated parts of Continental’s IT systems. The company detected the attack in early August and then averted it. Continental’s business activities have not been affected at any point.

UPDATE: German business newspaper Handelsblatt reported in early November that the hackers had stolen around 40 terabytes of data from the company. The FBI is also involved in the investigation. Continental did not provide any information on the possible economic consequences in the statement. The reason for the lengthy internal investigations is partly due to the extent of the data leak. The company must analyze more than 55 million file entries from the list in the darknet.

The theft was said to include sensitive data from customers such as Volkswagen Group, information on supervisory board meetings and correspondence from chief controller Wolfgang Reitzle.

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