Japanese media reported that the German stronghold of DENSO Corporation, a major Japanese auto parts manufacturer, was attacked by a hacker group. The hacker group claims to have obtained classified information on Denso, which will be released in the near future.
Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun reported that the group that launched the ransomware Ransomware attack issued a statement stating that it has obtained confidential information from Denso, which will be released in the near future.
Denso is frank about being hacked, but said the details are still under investigation and that it has not affected its operations.
Denso is the world’s largest supplier of auto parts and components. The company’s main base is located in the Chukyo Industrial Zone centered on Aichi Prefecture. The company is currently a listed company on the First Section of the Topix.
Information security firm S&J, headquartered in Tokyo, said the statement was issued by a hacker group called Pandora. The group said on its website on the 13th that it had stolen more than 157,000 pieces of confidential information, including orders, drawings and emails placed by Denso, and was scheduled to release it on the 16th.
According to the report, the hacker group is known for stealing data from companies around the world, encrypting it and extorting ransom. It is generally believed that the hacker group should have sent a ransom letter to Denso.