A Year After Devastating Ransomware Attack, Electric Utility Company NV GEBE is Still Recovering

April 7, 2023


On March 12, 2022 NV GEBE, its customers, and the entire St. Maarten community faced a devastating ransomware attack. As a result of the hack, the entire customer database, financial data and other business data was encrypted. GEBE closed its doors temporarily on March 17.

A year later it is reported that NV GEBE has been steadily rebuilding its customer databases and billing systems. These processes have required more time than initially anticipated because of the complexity and intricate attention to detail required.

Incident Date

March 16, 2022


St. Maarten

Estimated Cost

a year later database is still being rebuild, cost unknown


Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source