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German Railway Company Transdev Website Access Restricted

January 8, 2024

An online attack on the railway company Transdev has temporarily led to restrictions on the websites of the Nordwestbahn and the Rhein-Ruhr-Bahn on Monday and Tuesday.

The attackers had directed a spam wave at forms on the Nordwestbahn page on Monday morning, Transdev announced on Tuesday on request. The measures undertaken were gradually reduced the next day. “The Rhein-Ruhr-Bahn, the website is accessible again without problems. Only on the Nordwestbahn website, increased protective measures are currently still ongoing, which are still being readjusted,” it was said.

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Hyundai Motor Europe Suffered Black Basta Ransomware Attack

January 3, 2024

Car maker Hyundai Motor Europe suffered a Black Basta ransomware attack, with the threat actors claiming to have stolen three terabytes of corporate data. Hyundai confirmed to BleepingComputer that they suffered a cyberattack.
BleepingComputer reports learning Black Basta ransomware operation conducted the attack in early January, when they claimed to have stolen 3 TB of data from Hyundai Motor Europe.

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Hackers Attack Alzura, German Tire Trading Company

February 5, 2024

The online tire and parts retail giant Alzura has fallen victim to a hacker attack. According to the company, dealer accounts on Alzura Tyre24 as well as the white label solutions “Tyre Shopping” and “Alzura Shop” are among those affected by the latest hacker attack.

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Cyberattack on Hearing Aid Manufacturer in Germany

February 6, 2024

The German hearing aid manufacturer Kind has been the target of a hacker attack. In addition to the headquarters near Hanover, communication with more than 600 specialist stores was also affected, said a company spokesperson. There are currently no indications that customer data has been stolen. The systems were shut down immediately and it is hoped that this has averted greater damage.

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Data Breach at German Mechanical Engineering Company

December 1, 2023

Graebener Bipolar Plate Technologies, a pioneer in the development of manufacturing technologies for bipolar plates reported that. between December 1st, 2023 and December 3rd, 2023, their IT systems were attacked. Parts of their databases were accessed. “All of our employees can still be reached via the usual communication channels (email and telephone). Our production processes are not affected and emergency operations have already been successfully resumed. In the coming weeks we will be strengthening some additional security measures to ensure the stability and integrity of our corporate IT.
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Black Basta Group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Ransomware Attack at German PSI Software, Critical Infrastructure Vendor

February 15, 2024

PSI Software SE, a German software developer for complex production and logistics processes, has confirmed that the cyber incident it disclosed last week is a ransomware attack that impacted its internal infrastructure. The IT systems and the extent of the impacts are currently being checked.

The company operates at a global level with a staff of more than 2,000 and specializes in software solutions for major energy suppliers.

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Cyberattack on a mechanical engineering company in Germany

February 24, 2024

Kampf GmbH reported they were the victim of a targeted and criminal cyber-attack on the morning of 24th February 2024, which partially encrypted their IT systems. “We immediately disconnected all external connections and shut down all IT systems. Currently, we are investigating the extent of the attack with the support of external cybersecurity experts and forensic specialists. We have informed all the relevant authorities and are cooperating with them in all matters.”

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Hackers Breach Systems at Steel giant ThyssenKrupp

February 23, 2024

Steel giant ThyssenKrupp confirms that hackers breached systems in its Automotive division, forcing them to shut down IT systems as part of its response and containment effort. “The threat situation is under control, and we are working on a gradual return to normal operations,” a spokeswoman for the company said. While the shutdown halted production, she said, the company was still able to supply customers.

ThyssenKrupp has clarified that no other business units or segments have been impacted by the cyberattack, which was contained in the automotive division. They are working on gradually returning to normal operations.

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Malware Attack Disrupts Multiple Sites of Rheinmetal AG Causing Shares to Drop

September 27, 2019

German arms and car parts maker Rheinmetall said it had been hit by a malware attack affecting production at some sites in the United States, Mexico and Brazil, sending shares down in early trade on Friday. “Normal production processes at these locations are currently experiencing significant disruption,” Rheinmetall said in a statement late on Thursday.
Rheinmetall shares, which have risen around 50% since the start of this year, were indicated to open 2.9% lower in early Frankfurt trade on Friday.

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