DFJ Reports Cyberattack Soon After Embraer's Attack

 - December 11, 2020, 11:38 AM

Dassault has become the second aviation OEM to report a cyberattack in as many weeks. The airframer’s Dassault Falcon Jet division, which markets and supports the Falcon family of business jets in the Americas, on Thursday stated that certain of its IT systems had suffered a cyberattack on Monday, December 7.

“DFJ immediately initiated procedures to investigate and remediate the event and has proactively isolated some of its systems to further protect them,” the company said.  Furthermore, the company implemented contingency plans to ensure customers and employee concerns are addressed. DFJ added that global deliveries of Falcons are unaffected so far.

The report comes 11 days after Embraer issued a statement that it had suffered a cyberattack resulting in the disclosure of certain data. That attack actually occurred on November 30 and Embraer said it had to isolate certain systems to protect the overall network.