Reports that Belgian aerospace manufacturer ASCO Industries has shuttered several factories due to a ransomware attack on June 7 is certainly news, but what is causing even more raised eyebrows is the company’s almost complete silence on the issue.

However, the proposed buyer Spirit has told SC Media that it was informed by ASCO of the attack on June 11, but could offer no additional details on the incident.

"On July 11, Asco Industries confirmed a malicious intrusion on their servers and communicated that information to public authorities, customers and other stakeholders," said Fred Malley, Spirit's director of communications.

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