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January 13, 2020: Ransomware Attack Shuts Down Production at Loom Manufacturer in Belgium

A cyber-attack partially incapacitated operations at West Flemish weaving machine producer Picanol. Large segments of production are at a standstill. The company’s entire production process is managed by computers. Plants in Ieper (Belgium), Romania and China were hit.

January 17, 2021: Belgian Hospital CHwapi victim of a cyberattack: operations canceled

Cyberattack at Center Hospitalier de Wallonie Picarde (CHwapi) in Tournai, Belgium has left its systems crippled cancelling surgeries for 2 days and diverting emergency cases to other hospitals for one week.

No less than 80 of the 300 computer servers were affected. Since the personal data of the admissions department were no longer accessible, the staff has returned to using pen and paper. No computer theft was committed and no ransom demand was made.

A team from the federal police's Computer Crime Unit was on site to support the hospital's computer specialists.

January 27, 2022: Oil Terminals In Europe Suffer Cyberattack

Major oil terminals in Western Europe’s largest ports have fallen victim to a cyberattack, sources confirmed.
Belgian prosecutors launched an investigation into the hacking of oil facilities in the country’s maritime entryways, including Antwerp, Europe’s second largest port after Rotterdam. In Germany, prosecutors said they were investigating a cyberattack targeting oil facilities in what was described as a possible ransomware strike, in which hackers demand money to reopen hijacked networks.

January 22, 2019: Nyrstar Ransomware Attack

Nyrstar said that its metals processing and mining operations were not damaged by the attack.

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