INCIDENT: Ransomware Attack Shuts Down Production at Loom Manufacturer in Belgium

A cyber-attack partially incapacitated operations at West Flemish weaving machine producer Picanol. Large segments of production are at a standstill. The company’s entire production process is managed by computers. Plants in Ieper (Belgium), Romania and China were hit.

Incident Date

January 13, 2020

Estimated Cost

unknown, a week of production lost.

Victims

Type of Malware:

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Ransomware shuts down production at Flemish multinational
  • Press release cyber attack

Industries:

Impacts

IT

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