November 3, 2020: System Outage at Miltenyi Biotec after Ransomware Attack
Miltenyi Biotec announced that it experienced malware attacks that affected some of its order processing capabilities. “During the last two weeks, there have been isolated cases where order processing was impaired by malware in parts of our global IT infrastructure,” the company says. Mount Locker ransomware gang claimed responsibility for the attack earlier this month. The gang claims to have stolen more than 1GB of documents from Miltenyi Biotec.
November 16, 2020: Biotech Firm Back Up After Malware Attack
Miltenyi Biotec is back up and running after a malware attack hit parts of its global infrastructure.
The company said in a note on its website: “Miltenyi Biotec is happy to announce that we are again fully operational.” Miltenyi Biotec started up in 1989 in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. The company offers solutions for cell and therapy research, including COVID-19-related products. It has facilities in 28 countries and has over 3,000 workers.
Over the past two weeks, various parts of the company ended up halted because of a malware attack.