We have confirmed that servers at the EBARA Group’s Elliott Company (Elliott) for the Compressor and Turbine Business, headquartered in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA were attacked by a ransomware* virus. We inform about the damage and the response status as follows.
On February 15, 2021, we detected a defect in internal system of the Elliott head office and confirmed an attack by ransomware on the mail system and certain servers. As the damage from the ransomware attack, some problems were confirmed in production or ordering systems at Elliott plants. Upon detection, Headquarters of Ebara Corporation in Japan and the Elliott Group in the United States immediately undertook a robust forensic investigation to determine the extent of the defect, its impact and potential consequences and have already implemented measures to mitigate risks and consequences. The restoration works are in a progress, and the recovery of the main system is completed.
We sincerely apologize for inconveniences and concerns caused by this ransomware attack to our customers and business partners. In the meantime, since no leak of information is confirmed, it is reasonable to conclude that emails sent from the Ebara Group will not spread a defect externally. As the incident occurred in the Elliott Group, the headquarters of Ebara that has a different networking system is not affected by the attack.
Rest assured that the Companies are and will continue to exert every available resource to resolve these issues as soon as possible. Importantly, we remain committed to our customers and business partners and continue to do all that is possible to honor our obligations to each and mitigate risks associated with this ransomware attack. If a significant impact on our business is anticipated in the future, we will disclose information on our website as appropriate.
Ransomware: A malware that makes PCs unusable by locking them or encrypting files and demands for "a ransom" in exchange for revert.