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

No cost values disclosed.


Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified