German Battery Maker, VARTA Group, Hit in Cyberattack

February 16, 2024

INCIDENT

Ellwangen, Germany-based VARTA Group suffered a cyber attack Monday that shut down its production plants and its administrative areas, company officials said in an advisory released Tuesday.
“Last night, February 12th 2024, the VARTA Group was the target of a cyberattack on parts of its IT systems,” the company said in an advisory.
“This affects the five production plants and the administration. The IT systems and thus also production were proactively shut down temporarily for security reasons and disconnected from the Internet. The IT systems and the extent of the impact are currently being reviewed. The utmost care is being taken to ensure data integrity,” the company said.

Incident Date

February 12, 2024

Location

Germany

Estimated Cost

Not known, but production has been shut down at five production plants.

Victims

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified