Semikron ‘Holding Production’ after Cyber Attack

August 4, 2022

INCIDENT

A German semiconductor maker with a focus on industrial automation systems and electric vehicles said it suffered a cyber-attack that resulted in data encryption, and as a result is “holding our production.”
Nuremberg, Germany-based Semikron, which claims to power 35 percent of the wind turbines installed globally each year, fell victim to the attack, the company said Monday. As a result of the attack on its IT system, the company is halting production for the time being.
“Due to the cyber incident, we are currently holding our production,” Semikron said in a statement to its customers on Thursday. As long as we cannot guarantee clearance of the cyber-attack completely from our systems, we will not have access to our landline or E-mail communication. We are however still reachable via our business mobile contacts.”

Incident Date

July 29, 2022

Location

Germany

Estimated Cost

Cost not given, but company halted production.

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Type of Malware

Threat Source