Ransomware Attack Shuts Down Operations at German Manufacturer Wildeboer

September 29, 2023


Hackers paralyzed Wildeboer's IT on July 14 and encrypted the company data. Production has been at a standstill since then, and a large proportion of the 350 employees have been on short-time work since. The company produces, among other things, fire and sound insulation components for office complexes and stadiums. The perpetrators left instructions, however instead of responding to the ransom demand, the company filed a police report.

The company issued a statement on their website: "After weeks of hard work, Wildeboer will resume production on Monday, August 14. In connection with the restart of production, we will provide you very promptly with the necessary documents from our order processing department. The restart was made possible by many very intensive and dedicated colleagues from all divisions. "

Incident Date

July 14, 2023



Estimated Cost

Production suspended for 4 weeks, majority of 350 employees on reduced workschedules, Ransom not paid


Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified