INCIDENT: German Energy System Supplier Hit by Ransonware Attack

On November 10-11, Kisters AG in Germany was hit by a ransomware attack. Kisters AG is a critical infrastructure supplier for energy systems with the potential for downstream compromise. The software provider, which specializes in the energy industry, has shut down the system "to prevent further damage". Their website reports a new IT infrastructure was built. Close to normal operations was resumed by January 12, 2022.

Incident Date

November 21, 2021

Location

Germany

Estimated Cost

Ransomware not paid. Operations back online within 2 months.

Victims

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Hackers cripple IT provider Kisters
  • Kisters AG victim of ransomware attack

Impacts

IT

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