December 6, 2023

The BlackCat ransomware group added Clarion, the global manufacturer of audio and video equipment for cars and other vehicles, to the list of victims on its Tor leak site.

Clarion Japan is the Japanese subsidiary of Clarion Co., Ltd., a global manufacturer of audio and video equipment for cars and other vehicles. Clarion’s car navigation systems are used by many car makers in Japan, and the products of the company are used by millions of Japanese motorists.

It has more than 10K employees and provides its components to other automakers, including Suzuki, Toyota, Subaru, Ford, Volkswagen, Proton, and Peugeot.


On September 23, the group announced the hack of the company and the theft of sensitive data, including partners’ documents.

Clarion was hacked and leaked confidential data about their business and their partners. This included leaking the engineering information of the company’s customers. In 2 days, the data will be transferred to interested parties and partially posted in the public domain. Clarion is a company that will never protect your data, trusting it with any developments you risk losing your data and reputation.

BlackCat group statement

The group also claims to have stolen customers’ data and threatens to sell the data to “interested parties” by September 25, 2023. If the data breach is confirmed, this attack could also have a significant impact on other players in the automotive industry.

The group published some screenshots of the stolen documents as proof of the hack.

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