Auto Manufacturer Hacked
A computer virus was detected on the network of an automanufacturer. Unknown attackers stole employees’ IDs and encrypted passwords after planting a computer virus on the company’s computer systems. The company waited a week to disclose the attack to allow time to investigate.
The company used their own security experts in addition to a third-party security consultant to investigate the attack. The company is still unsure where the attack came from. The company suspects that the hackers were attempting to steal intellectual property pertaining to the company’s hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrains.
A virus was planted on the network of a major auto manufacuter. Employee user IDs and passwords were transmitted. The company suspects that the hackers were attempting to steal intellectual property.