INCIDENT: Thyssenkrupp Technical Trade Secrets Stolen

Technical trade secrets were stolen from the steel production and manufacturing plant design divisions of ThyssenKrupp AG in cyber attacks earlier n 2016. ThyssenKrupp was the victim of an economical espionage campaign carried out by hackers based in Southeast Asia. The company said the hackers' goals were to breach its network and steal technological know-how and research from its industrial research branches.

Incident Date

February 16, 2016

Location

Germany

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • ThyssenKrupp reveals data stolen in cyber attack
  • ThyssenKrupp secrets stolen in ‘massive’ cyber attack
  • Asian Hackers Stole Technical Trade Secrets from German Steelmaker ThyssenKrupp

Industries:

Impacts

IT

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