Ransomware Attack at German Furniture Company Häfele.

February 2, 2023

German kitchen system specialist Hafele was hit by a ransomware attack at its headquarters on the night of Feb. 2, 2023. The attack targeted the IT systems of the Häfele Worldwide Group from an external source. According to the company, the shutdown of our systems is now being followed by a gradual and controlled reactivation, the company said in a statement on its website. The company did not say when it would be fully operational.

UPDATE: Häfele was able to rebuilt its 50+ country, 180-site network in under 30 days with the help of SASE.

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Systems Shut Down at Stiles Machinery after Cyberattack

February 2, 2023

Stiles Machinery has detected a cyber-attack on its IT systems. The Grand Rapids-based equipment supplier announced that it had detected the attack and shut down its systems to protect its system.

The company issued a statement: “Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to completely shut down our systems while we investigate the situation further. The security and data of our customers and business partners are one of our highest priorities. Currently, we have no indication of any data loss. We are working to restore operations to full functionality as soon as possible.”

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Rheinmetall’s Automotive Sector Hit by Cyberattack

April 14, 2023

German automotive and arms manufacturer Rheinmetall suffered a cyberattack on Friday, the company said. The attack hit Rheinmetall’s business unit that serves industrial customers, particularly in the automotive sector. The company’s defense division — which produces military vehicles, weapons, and ammunition — remained unaffected and continues to operate “reliably,” Rheinmetall’s spokesperson Oliver Hoffmann said in an email to Recorded Future News.
Rheinmetall is currently investigating the extent of the damage and is in close contact with the relevant cybersecurity authorities, Hoffmann said.

The timing of the attack aligned with Rheinmetall’s talks of constructing a new tank factory in Ukraine.

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Lacroix Hit in Cyberattack

May 12, 2023

Global electronics maker, Lacroix, suffered a cyberattack that left three operating sites shut down, company officials said.
Lacroix said during the night of Friday May 12 to Saturday May 13, it intercepted a targeted cyberattack on the French (Beaupréau), German (Willich) and Tunisian (Zriba) sites of the electronics activity.
The company said it immediately took measures to secure all the Group’s other sites.
“Prior to restarting the systems of these sites, investigations are underway to ensure that the attack is completely contained,” the company said in a statement. “However, some local infrastructures have been encrypted and an analysis is also being carried out to identify any exfiltrated data.
The activity of these three sites represents 19 percent of the group’s total sales in 2022. The company does not feel there will be any significant impact on the performances for the Group.

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ABB Hit in Cyberattack, Operations Suffer

May 7, 2023

Swiss multinational company ABB, an electrification and automation technology provider, suffered a cyberattack that disrupted its operations.
Zurich, Switzerland-based ABB released a statement on the incident:
“ABB recently detected an IT security incident that directly affected certain locations and systems.
“To address the situation, ABB has taken, and continues to take, measures to contain the incident. Such containment measures have resulted in some disruptions to its operations which the company is addressing. The vast majority of its systems and factories are now up and running and ABB continues to serve its customers in a secure manner.

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Hackers Shut Down Production at Cartonnerie Gondardennes in France

October 31, 2022

A cardboard box manufacturer in Wardrecques, France was hit by a cyberattack, most likely ransomware (Fr: “piratage”). Production was shutdown, and workers sent home. News reports are all in La Voix Du Nord which unfortunately is paywalled, but the headlines and synopsis says enough. The company’s systems were decrypted by a journalist, Damien Bancal, and ransom was not paid.

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Hackers Paralyzed Computer System at Austrian Light Manufacturer EGLO

July 18, 2022

Ransomware attack has paralyzed the global group’s computer system since Monday.

The Tyrolean lighting company Eglo, based in Pill (Schwaz district), has fallen victim to a cyber attack. As the ” Tiroler Tageszeitung ” (Wednesday edition) reported, the globally active group with 5,700 employees had been struggling with a global failure of the computer system and telephone system since Monday. A technical breakdown was finally ruled out on Wednesday. The ransomware attack happened on Monday night.

The attack impacted production for 12 days. Orders could not be processed or shipped.

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Cyberattack Significantly Reduced Caledonian Modular’s Operating Capability

February 24, 2022

Offsite specialist Caledonian Modular was hit by a catastrophic cyber attack less than two weeks before it sank into administration, a report into the firm’s collapse has revealed. The loss-making firm, which was trying to strike new funding agreements in the days before administration, was also hit by a massive cyber attack on 24 February, 12 days before the administrator was formally appointed on 8 March.

The administrator’s report said the attack “infected its servers and encrypted its data. This reduced the company’s operating capability and would have required significant cost to remedy. It also restricted the information that could be provided to third parties as part of funding negotiations.”

Later, JRL bought Caledonian Modular out of administration and saves the jobs of 200 former workers.

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Hackers Paralyze only Newsprinting Facility in Switzerland

January 7, 2022

The machines at the Perlen paper factory in the Lucerne town of the same name are at a standstill due to a hacker attack. Newsprint and LWC production at Perlen and packaging production in Müllheim, Germany, which has been down since 7 January, restarted 6 days later on January 13. The chemistry division was not affected and was therefore able to continue production normally.

The factory normally outputs 1400 tons of newsprint paper per day. In a statement, the CPH Group said all IT systems were shut down on the 7th out of an abundance of caution and to contain any spread, strongly suggesting but not confirming they were a ransomware victim. They resumed production in January 13, after 6 days of downtime.

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Italian Oven Manufacturer Suspends Production after Cyberattack

December 10, 2022

UNOX was the victim of a cyber attack. The company immediately activated its security protocols, blocking the attack. As a safety measure, the company initially suspended production activities for 2 days as a precaution in order to carry out the appropriate checks. Since Wednesday 14 December all production activities have restarted in total safety. There is no risk relating to short, medium and long-term business continuity.

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