The computer system of Advanced Flexible Composites Inc. was restored on Jan. 19, two days after a hacking incident prevented the firm from processing quote requests or orders and from receiving emails.
In a Jan. 19 letter to customers, AFC officials said that the firm's IT department “is continuing to restore all systems and capabilities, which will be an ongoing process.” They added that any customers who are unsure of their inquiry status should contact the firm via phone or email.
AFC — a maker of fluoropolymer-coated and silicone-coated fabrics and belting in Lake in the Hills, Ill. — reported the hacking in a Jan. 17 letter to customers. Officials said in the letter that all personal information was secure and hadn't been compromised.
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.