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Japanese auto parts maker Denso hit by cyber attack

The Pandora hacking group claims to have obtained information on more than 157,000 orders, emails and documents – a total of 1.4 terabytes of data – from major Toyota supplier Denso.

Japanese broadcaster NHK reported on March 13 that a group of cybercriminals claimed to have stolen classified information from Denso, a major supplier to Toyota.

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Citing information security firm Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, NHK said the Pandora team claimed to have obtained information on more than 157,000 orders, emails and documents – a total of 1.4 terabytes of data.

The hacker group threatened to spread Denso’s secret information on the dark web (sites that are inaccessible to search engines but must use specialized software).

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According to Reuters, a Denso spokesman said the company detected that hackers used ransomware to gain unauthorized access to the network of DENSO Automotive Deutschland GmbH, the Denso subsidiary responsible for its business and technology. I. This company is in Germany – 10/3 local time.

The spokesperson confirmed that as of now, the company’s production and business activities have not been affected.

Denso is the world’s second-largest Japanese auto parts maker (after Germany’s Bosch). Headquartered in Japan, Denso specializes in supplying spare parts and components to most of the world’s automakers.

Toyota alone accounts for about 50% of Denso’s total revenue.

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