Compal, the second-largest laptop manufacturer in the world, hit by ransomware

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Compal, a Taiwanese electronics company that builds laptops for some of the world's largest computer brands, suffered a ransomware attack over the weekend. [...]
Despite reports in local media, in a statement provided to United News Network reporters on Monday, Compal Deputy Manager Director Qingxiong Lu admitted that the company suffered a security breach but denied that the company's recent downtime was caused by ransomware.
"[Compal] is not being blackmailed by hackers as it is rumored by the outside world," the Compal exec told reporters.
Furthermore, Qingxiong said the incident only impacted the company's internal office network and that Compal production lines, which build laptops for other companies, have not been impacted.
Qingxiong estimated the company would be back to normal later today, on Monday, when staff is expected to finish restoring all the systems that have been impacted by what he described as "abnormalities."
 
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