Hackers Shut Down Production at Cartonnerie Gondardennes in France

April 29, 2023


A cardboard box manufacturer in Wardrecques, France was hit by a cyberattack, most likely ransomware (Fr: "piratage"). Production was shutdown, and workers sent home. News reports are all in La Voix Du Nord which unfortunately is paywalled, but the headlines and synopsis says enough. The company's systems were decrypted by a journalist, Damien Bancal, and ransom was not paid.

Incident Date

October 28, 2022



Estimated Cost

3 day Production shutdown - workers sent home

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified