Cyber-attack targeted Stadler’s IT network
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”.
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.