Aircraft part manufacturer says cybercrime incident cost it $54 million
An Austrian airplane component maker for Boeing and Airbus said earlier this week a cybercrime-related fraud has caused €50 million (US$54 million) in damages.
FACC AG said in its third quarter results report that the accounting department of its FACC Operations unit was targeted.
While many businesses have had brushes with cybercrime in the last few years, FACC’s large damages figure stands out.
“The management board has taken immediate structural measures and is evaluating damages and insurance claims,” the document said.
It characterized the incident as an “outflow” of €50 million of “liquid funds.” The loss does not pose an economic threat to the company, it said.