Wannacry Affects Operations at Several Renault Plants

May 12, 2017

Global cyberattack caused widespread disruption including stoppages at several of Renault-Nissan sites. Renault and its Japanese partner are the only major car manufacturers so far to have reported production problems resulting from Friday’s WannaCry ransomware worm attack that spread to more than 150 countries.

The cyber attack halted or reduced the output of at least five Renault sites over the weekend. Besides Douai, they included a van plant in Sandouville, France; a small-car plant in Slovenia; the no-frills Dacia plant in Pitesti, Romania; and a factory shared with Nissan in Chennai, India.

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Ransomware Attack at Slovenian Power Company HSE

November 24, 2023

Slovenian power company Holding Slovenske Elektrarne (HSE) has suffered a ransomware attack that compromised its systems and encrypted files, yet the company says the incident did not disrupt electric power production. HSE is Slovenia’s largest power generation company, accounting for roughly 60% of domestic production, and it is considered critical infrastructure in the country. No ransom demand has been received.

The attack did affect the company’s communication and information infrastructure and, according to Slovenian news outlet 24ur, the websites of some of the power plants were temporarily inaccessible. Unofficial information shared with local media attributes the attack to the Rhysida ransomware gang. If Rhysida is behind the attack, it would also explain why HSE is stating they did not receive a ransom demand, as Rhysida ransom notes only contain an email address to contact the threat actors without specifying any monetary demands.

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