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April 26, 2016: German Nuke Infected with Malware

A nuclear power plant in Germany suffered from an infection of computer viruses, but they appear not to have posed a threat to the facility’s operations, the station’s operator said April 26.
The Gundremmingen plant, located about 120 km (75 miles) northwest of Munich, is run by the German utility RWE.
The viruses, which include W32.Ramnit and Conficker, ended up discovered at Gundremmingen’s B unit in a computer system retrofitted in 2008 with data visualization software associated with equipment for moving nuclear fuel rods, RWE said. The operating system ended up saved because it was not connected to the Internet.
Malware was also on 18 removable data drives, mainly USB sticks, in office computers maintained separately from the plant’s operating systems. RWE said it increased cyber security measures as a result.

October 13, 2019: Ransomware Attack: Automation Supplier, Pilz, Down

Automation product supplier, Pilz, remains down after a week because of a ransomware attack.
Germany-based Pilz reached out to the prosecutor’s office and Federal Office for Security in Information Technology after suffering a targeted cyber-attack Oct. 13. Despite setting up an incident response team to locate the source of the attack and resolve the disruption, it warned that outages will continue for several more days.

January 1, 2014: German Steel Mill Cyber Attack

WIZARD SPIDER is a sophisticated eCrime group that has been operating the Ryuk ransomware since August 2018, targeting large organizations for a high-ransom return. This methodology, known as “big game hunting,” signals a shift in operations for WIZARD SPIDER. This actor is a Russia-based criminal group known for the operation of the TrickBot banking malware that had focused primarily on wire fraud in the past.

March 18, 2014: Cyber attack at German Steel Mill damages equipment

Attackers gained access to the company network using an advanced social engineering attack. They then worked their way onto the control system network. and caused an issue with the controls that placed the furnace into an undefined state causing a furnace to not be able to be shut down in the regular way. This resulted in massive damage to the entire system.

February 25, 2021: JFC International Ransomware Attack

JFC International (Europe) was recently subject to a ransomware attack that briefly disrupted its IT systems. A full forensic investigation by in- house specialists together with external cyber experts was immediately started and is underway.

January 1, 2018: Winnti attack on BASF

Consequences not disclosed. ARD, a public broadcaster reported that company had been attacked by a group associated with Chinese government with malware which allows attackers to access victims network remotely.

January 1, 2018: Winnti attack on Siemens

Consequences not disclosed. ARD, a public broadcaster reported that company had been attacked by a group associated with Chinese government with malware which allows attackers to access victims network remotely.

January 1, 2018: Winnti attack on Henkel

Consequences not disclosed. ARD, a public broadcaster reported that company had been attacked by a group associated with Chinese government with malware which allows attackers to access victims network remotely.

November 16, 2020: Biotech Firm Back Up After Malware Attack

Miltenyi Biotec is back up and running after a malware attack hit parts of its global infrastructure.
The company said in a note on its website: “Miltenyi Biotec is happy to announce that we are again fully operational.” Miltenyi Biotec started up in 1989 in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. The company offers solutions for cell and therapy research, including COVID-19-related products. It has facilities in 28 countries and has over 3,000 workers.
Over the past two weeks, various parts of the company ended up halted because of a malware attack.

May 6, 2020: Fresenius Kabi Computer Virus

A computer virus infected at least one of its businesses’ IT systems. The corporation said the security incident had hampered some production in its pharmaceutical business, which makes everything from nutritional products and infusion therapies to pain relievers that are in high demand during the coronavirus pandemic

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