Karlsruhe Public Utility Company Claims to Successfully Fend Off Cyberattack.

December 8, 2023

INCIDENT

Hackers have managed to break into the Karlsruhe public utilities network. The perpetrators are said to have read passwords and spied out other data. The Karlsruhe public utility company claims to have successfully fended off the cyber attack.

The attackers successfully broke into the computer of a high-ranking municipal utility employee on February 1st and searched the system for hours. This was apparently preparations for a ransomware attack, as the criminals left a note mentioning a three-digit million sum. The Karlsruhe public utility company confirms the attack to Spiegel, but claims that its supply-related IT was not affected. According to a company spokesman, the malware was unable to spread. The separate systems of the critical infrastructure were also not infiltrated. There was no encryption by ransomware.

Incident Date

February 1, 2023

Location

Germany

Estimated Cost


No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified