Austrian Laboratory Instruments Manufacturer Hacked via Phishing Emails

December 13, 2023

INCIDENT

The Austrian manufacturer of laboratory instruments and process measuring systems fell victim to a ransomware attack initiated via phishing emails received on April 6.

The website states: "On April 19, the attackers encrypted approximately 10% of the company’s internal PCs and servers. The company immediately took most of its systems and services offline worldwide and worked with the highest priority to get its IT systems up and running again. The cybersecurity incident resulted in the unauthorized disclosure of personal data in some instances. "

The Black Basta ransomware group added Anton Paar to the victim list on its dark web site.

Incident Date

April 2, 2023

Location

Austria

Estimated Cost


No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

Threat Source