German Hochsauerland Water and Energy Utilities Ward off Consequences of Cyberattack

December 7, 2023


The utilities HochsauerlandWasser and HochsauerlandEnergie were hit by a hacker attack. Customer service “out of operation” for several days. The monthly payments for drinking water, electricity and natural gas deliveries due in October will be collected at a later date.

Neither the supply of drinking water nor the supply of electricity and gas were affected or endangered by the hacker attack at any time.

Incident Date

October 5, 2023



Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified