Ransomware Attack Shuts Down Production at Loom Manufacturer in Belgium

September 30, 2022


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.


Type of Malware

Threat Source

No threat source identified