Nearly All Systems Offline for Weeks at Global Forklift Manufacturer

July 4, 2024


Crown Equipment Corporation, the world’s fourth largest forklift manufacturer, has resumed global manufacturing after a cyberattack that took nearly all of its systems offline for several weeks. Since June 8 the company faced significant operational disruption. On July 4 Crown says its 24 global manufacturing plants were back in operation after being suspended on June 10.

Crown confirmed that the multi-week operations disruption resulted from a social engineering attack by an international cybercrime group.

Incident Date

June 8, 2024

Estimated Cost

Unknown, Global operations suspended >3 weeks

Threat Source

No threat source identified