INCIDENT: Cyber attack at German Steel Mill damages equipment

Attackers gained access to the company network using an advanced social engineering attack. They then worked their way onto the control system network. and caused an issue with the controls that placed the furnace into an undefined state causing a furnace to not be able to be shut down in the regular way. This resulted in massive damage to the entire system.

Incident Date

March 18, 2014



Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified


No references identified.



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