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Aerospace and energy equipment manufacturer Honeywell has reportedly been hit with a cyber-attack in the form of a malware intrusion that disrupted some of its information technology systems. Honeywell issued a statement on March 23, 2021, stating that it “took steps to address the incident, including partnering with Microsoft to assess and remediate the situation.”
Honeywell confirmed that it has returned to service and that it has not identified “any evidence that the attacker exfiltrated data from our primary systems that store customer information. If we discover that any customer information was exfiltrated, we will contact those customers directly.”
Manufacturing companies have been hit hard recently with cyber-attacks, which is a wake-up call to evaluate cyber-hygiene and data theft prevention protocols.