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U.S. unit of Japan’s Hoya hit by cyberattack

  • April 24, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 10:48 p.m.
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Tokyo, April 24 (Jiji Press)–A U.S. unit of major Japanese optical equipment maker Hoya Corp. <7741> has been hit by a cyberattack, and confidential information may have been leaked, it was learned Saturday.

 

The affected subsidiary is Texas-based Hoya Vision Care USA, which makes eyeglass lens and other products. A Hoya official said that the company has asked experts to investigate details of the cyberattack.

 

A hacker group called “Astro Team” claimed responsibility, saying in an online post in mid-April that it stole about 300 gigabytes of financial and customer data, as well as email data.

 

A system glitch occurred after the cyberattack, but the affected system has now mostly been restored, the official said.

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