The computer system of Advanced Flexible Composites Inc. was hacked on Jan. 17, preventing the firm from processing quote requests or orders and from receiving emails.
AFC — a maker of fluoropolymer-coated and silicone-coated fabrics and belting in Lake in the Hills, Ill. — reported the hacking incident in a Jan. 17 letter to customers. Officials said in the letter that all personal information is secure and hasn't been compromised, and that the firm's IT department “is working diligently on the issue.
“At this time, we are unable give a time frame on when our system will be up and running,” they added. “We are still operating normally.” The firm is asking customers to call with any requests or questions.
AFC — which also makes pressure-sensitive tapes — was founded in 1988. Typical applications for the firm's products are in aerospace, flexible packaging, screen printing, textiles, polymer processing, food processing, photovoltaic cells, electronics and communications.