Cyberattack paralyzes systems at Bauer Group AG

December 7, 2023

INCIDENT

The Bavaria-based civil engineering specialist, Bauer Group, was the victim of a cyber attack. Various systems were shut down or switched off as a precautionary measure. The websites were still down on Wednesday. This results in restrictions for the business partners of Bauer companies worldwide.

Update 10 Nov:
Following the attack on the IT infrastructure, the Group’s business can continue in most areas, even with restrictions in one place or another. “Our construction sites in the Geotechnical Solutions and Resources segments are continuing to operate, we can also deliver equipment and Sales and Materials Management can also continue to work. To this end, we have switched many digital processes back to manual processes over the past week. Our solvency has also not been affected by the attack,” says Peter Hingott, Executive Board member of BAUER AG.

However, as there are individual areas of the company that are severely restricted, such as machine production and associated teams, the response in these areas is to reduce working hours and bring forward vacations. There are also plans to use short-time working for these areas where necessary. “What we have achieved in the last two weeks is a great achievement." "We continue to ask our business partners for understanding and patience if there are currently delays or problems in our cooperation,” says Peter Hingott.

Incident Date

October 30, 2023

Location

Germany

Estimated Cost

IT outage >10 days, machine production severely affected - reduced workschedule activated.

Victims

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified