INCIDENT: Norsk Hydro Production lines stopped

Production lines had stopped at some of its 170 plants.

The ransomware LockerGoga blocked the company’s systems, forcing a switch to manual operations and workarounds. The Extruded Solutions unit, which makes components for car manufacturing, construction and other industries, reduced its output by 50%. Administrative systems, such as reporting, billing and invoicing, suffered delays. It took Norsk Hydro several weeks to bring operations back to normal.

Incident Date

May 18, 2019

Location

Norway

Estimated Cost

$71MM in lost margins and low production volumes.

Victims

Type of Malware:

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Why the Norsk Hydro attack is a ‘blueprint’ for disruptive hacking operations
  • Ransomware Behind Norsk Hydro Attack Takes On Wiper-Like Capabilities

Impacts

OT

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