Cyber-attack targeted Stadler’s IT network

Posted: 12 May 2020 | | No comments yet

Rolling stock manufacturer, Stadler, said on 7 May 2020 that its IT network has been attacked with malware in an attempt to “extort a
large amount of money” and to threaten the company with “a potential publication of data”.

Cyber-attack Stadler

Stadler has said that it immediately initiated the required security measures and it has involved the responsible authorities, with a  detailed investigation of the cyber-attack ongoing.

Stadler’s internal surveillance services found out that the company’s IT network had been attacked by malware which has most likely led to a data leak. The scale of this leak has to be further analysed. Stadler assumes that this incident was caused by a professional attack from unknown offenders, and that the offenders have tried to extort a large amount of money from Stadler and threaten the company with a potential publication of data to harm Stadler and thereby also its employees.

The company’s back-up data are complete and functioning with all affected systems being rebooted. In spite of the pandemic caused by the coronavirus and the cyber-attack, Stadler is able to continue the production of new trains and its services.

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