Optics Giant Hoya Hit by a Cyberattack

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Japan’s largest manufacturers of optical products, Hoya Corporation, has been breached by a malware attack that caused IT outage in the group’s head quarter and several of its business divisions.

The Japanese technology giant, with over $5 billion in annual revenue and 24,000 employees worldwide, disclosed the “IT system incident” on April 4th, revealing IT outage on its network.

According to Hoya’s press release, the security incident was first detected on March 30th when abnormal system behavior was observed at one of its overseas offices. The company quickly isolated the impacted servers and notified relevant authorities in the affected countries. External cybersecurity investigators were engaged, who determined the incident was likely caused by malicious hackers infiltrating Hoya’s servers.


Hoya says the attack affected the systems at some of its production plants as well as the ordering systems for several products. This has disrupted manufacturing operations and customer fulfillment processes.

Hoya is also investigating whether any confidential data or personal information may have been accessed or stolen during this security breach.

As per the PR, For now, Hoya’s cybersecurity team, along with outside experts, are focused on understanding the complete scope of the attack and restoring compromised systems to resume normal production and sales activities as quickly as possible. The financial impact is still unknown at this stage.

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