Cyber ​​attack: Battery manufacturer VARTA partially paralyzed 

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The battery manufacturer VARTA, based in Ellwangen, recently reported a cyber attack on its systems. The attack is probably so extensive that some locations in Germany, Romania and Indonesia cannot produce. 

It is not yet clear which APT group attacked the battery manufacturer VARTA, but the attack probably led to a standstill in production. According to Handelsblatt, German production in Ellwangen, Dischingen and Nördlingen is affected. In addition, the attack is also said to have affected the plants in Romania and Indonesia. Overall, production has probably slowed down or stopped. It remains to be seen whether the 4.200 employees can continue to work.

VARTA hardly provides any information about the attack

The battery manufacturer VARTA only distributes information about the attack sparsely. On its website, the manufacturer simply informs customers that accessibility is currently limited. You are informed: “While the experts are working on the problem and solving it, we ask our customers and business partners to contact your contact persons in our company via mobile phone, unless they have already received a message from us about how they can get in touch with us can kick.”

According to SWR, VARTA announced that a task force is working to restore normal operations as quickly as possible. Cybersecurity experts and data forensics experts are also used as support. A VARTA spokesperson is currently unable or unwilling to answer any further questions.

With VARTA, another company has been hit. In the last few months there has been an increasing number of spectacular attacks, such as this one Boeing, also an internationally active company or about that Service provider South Westphalia IT – SIT – through the APT Group Akira which paralyzed over 70 municipalities.

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