Hoya halts production after cyber attack

Japanese lens maker Hoya said the production of several of its products have stopped after system failure caused by a targeting of the company's servers.
12 April 2024
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In a prominent cybersecurity incident, Hoya Corporation, a leader in lens manufacturing, faced significant operational disruptions after a cyber-attack targeting their servers, resulting in halted production across several divisions. 

Early signs of unauthorised access emerged from an overseas branch, with immediate steps taken to isolate the issue, though the breach led to immediate production challenges.

The company is now focused on a thorough investigation to assess data compromise extents, including potential leaks of sensitive information, while working to resume manufacturing. The attack also prompted Hoya's Vision Care division to freeze new orders due to a "group-wide system failure," raising concerns about its impact on the global eye care market. 

Hoya, renowned as a pivotal supplier in the optical product industry and significant sectors like semi-conductor and hard disk drive manufacturing, faces uncertainty regarding the long-term ramifications of this disruption.

This cyber-attack underscores the critical importance of robust cybersecurity measures for corporations globally. It highlights the urgent need for comprehensive digital defense strategies, including threat detection, strict access controls, employee training, and incident response plans to mitigate such risks effectively.

- CyberBeat


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