Limited Operational Impact after Cyberattack at Copper Mining Company FCX

August 28, 2023


Copper mining company Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) suffered a cyber attack that hit its information technology systems and caused limited impact to its operations. Phoenix, Arizona-based FCX said “the company is assessing the impact and proactive measures are being taken to address the situation. The company is working closely with third-party experts and law enforcement.

“To date, there has been limited impact on production. Transitional solutions are being planned and implemented to secure information systems as quickly as possible.

Incident Date

August 11, 2023

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Threat Source

No threat source identified