Production Halted at Meat Processing Factory in Luxembourg

March 27, 2023


The Cobolux company fell victim to a cyberattack on November 25. As a result the computers were paralyzed and it was no longer possible to label the products. "Our computer scientists worked all weekend and made it possible for us to continue working on Monday morning," explains the general manager "We were able to stop production and deboning of the slaughtered animals," says Faltz, which prevented damage to the meat. Since operations are generally at a standstill on Sundays, there was only a loss of production on Saturday.

Almost three months later, the bills have skyrocketed. "The damage was already over 100,000 euros at the time and is now estimated at between 400,000 and 500,000 euros," says Paul Faltz. "Production failures, the network and the ERP software had to be restored, lost data re-encrypted and investments made in an even more secure IT structure. All of these are the consequences of the attack."

The company supplies meat to butcher shops, supermarkets and restaurants throughout Luxembourg and greater region.

Incident Date

November 26, 2022



Estimated Cost

1 day production loss; Estimated €400K-€500K


Type of Malware

Threat Source

No threat source identified