German Mechanical Engineering Firm Dürr successfully Wards off Cyberattack

September 29, 2023


Dürr's security experts were able to fend off a hacker attack. The subsidiary was also attacked. The attempt to break into the IT system of the Bietigheim-Bissingen mechanical engineering company was repelled. The hackers neither encrypted any data nor took control of the system. The employees at Dürr were informed about the attack. Everyone had to change their password.

There was also a hacker attack at an American company in the Homag Group, which belongs to Dürr AG, says Christen. The attackers got a little further in the company than in Bietigheim-Bissingen. The spokesman emphasizes that data was not lost there either. To prevent this, the computer systems were shut down. IT security checks are currently ongoing. (see cross link to Stiles Machinery)

Incident Date

February 20, 2023

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.


Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified