French Boat Maker, Beneteau, Hit By Cyberattack

March 1, 2021


French boat manufacturer Beneteau SA suffered a cyberattack which is now resulting in the company slowing down or stopping some of its production. The company first noticed the attack, which it is calling a malware intrusion, during the night of Feb. 18 to Feb. 19. The company quickly disconnected its information systems to prevent a further spread.

May '21 update on consequences of cyber attack:
3-4 weeks production shutdown at several plants; OT systems such as numerical control machines impaired; "Almost all of the year's growth evaporated in this ordeal"

Incident Date

February 18, 2021



Estimated Cost

3-4 weeks production shutdown at several plants


Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified