EVRAZ Infection Affects Steel Production Plants Across Canada and the US

September 16, 2020


A cyberattack late Wednesday night has shut down Evraz North America's information technology systems across the United States and Canada, a company spokesperson confirmed on Thursday. The company also confirmed that temporary layoff notices have been issued as a result.

"At this point, there has been no indication of any breach of confidential or personal customer or employee information," said Patrick Waldron, spokesperson for the company. Waldron said there is currently no timeline for resolution of the situation but it has affected internal infrastructure such as the company's email system.

Incident Date

March 4, 2020

Estimated Cost

Shutdown operations at several plants, and sent 900+ workers home for 3+ days


Type of Malware

Threat Source

No threat source identified