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Spirit AeroSystems Acquisition ASCO Endures Cyber Attack

Belgian aerospace manufacturer ASCO Industries has closed several factories due to a ransomware attack on June 7. ASCO, a maker of aircraft parts and equipment, is in the process of being acquired by Wichita, Kan.-based Spirit AeroSystems. The company had a ransomware attack and says it has outside help to deal with the situation. It is also reported ASCO has shut down some of its Belgian factories, which left more than 1,000 people without work. Reports indicate the attack came through Spirit AeroSystems network. A statement released by ASCO said this: “Asco has become victim of a large scale ransomware attack. This attack caused a serious disruption on all of our activities and impacted our available communication means. As a precautionary measure all systems have been quarantined and the activities at all of our sites in Belgium, Canada, the United States and Germany were stopped. Together with the relevant authorities, forensic and technical IT experts, our teams have taken…

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