Ransomware Attack Forces Aluminum Manufacturer to Shutdown Systems Worldwide

[ March 20, 2019 ]

One of the world’s largest producers of aluminum has been forced to shut down several of its plants across Europe and the U.S. after an “extensive cyber attack” hit its operations, leaving companies’ IT systems unusable.

According to a press release shared by Aluminum giant Norsk Hydro today, the company has temporarily shut down several plants and switched to manual operations, “where possible,” in countries including Norway, Qatar, and Brazil in an attempt to continue some of its operations.

The cyber attack, that began in the U.S.,was first detected by the company’s IT experts around late Monday evening CET and the company is working to neutralize the attack, as well as investigating to know the full extent of the incident.


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