2023.09.05 Information

Cyber Attack incident in our overseas consolidated subsidiary

Sep. 05, 2023
Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.
Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd.

To whom it may concern

Kansai Paint Co., Ltd. confirmed that its overseas consolidated subsidiary, Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd. (“KNPL”), had cyber-attack incident (on August 20, 2023.)

After confirming the incident, KNPL responded promptly and initiated necessary precautions and protocols to mitigate the impact of this incident and carried out reporting to relevant organizations.

We are currently investigating the causes and the scope of the impact with the cooperation of a specialized security agency and are working to strengthen security and examine measures to prevent a recurrence of such incident.

We have identified that cyber-attack was caused by a ransomware attack.
The business has already resumed in KNPL. In addition, at this time, we have confirmed that there is no impact on systems in Japan.

We would like to express our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience or concern resulting from this incident to its customers and all other concerned parties.
The Kansai Paint Group will once again strengthen its security measures and strive to prevent a recurrence of such incident.