Bluescope Shutdown of Operations

September 13, 2020


Worldwide shut down of operations after cyberattack. The ransomware infection was discovered yesterday morning in one of Bluescope Steel's United States-based businesses. The company had reverted to manual operations where possible, but some processes such as steel despatches were continuing as normal. Steelmaking at Port Kembla, Australia was continuing, however the hot strip mill was temporarily disrupted.

Incident Date

September 15, 2020

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.


Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified