German multinational industrial engineering and steel production giant ThyssenKrupp AG announced that the Materials Services division and corporate headquarters were hit by a cyberattack. At this time the company has yet to disclose the type of attack that hit its systems and no cybercriminal group has yet to claim responsibility for the attack.
A company spokesman declared that there are no indications of a data breach.
“Thyssenkrupp is currently the target of a cyberattack — presumably by organized crime” and that “at the present time, no damage has been done, nor are there any indications that data has been stolen or modified.” a spokesperson told Agence France Presse. “At the present time, no damage has been done, nor are there any indications that data has been stolen or modified,”
This isn’t the first attack suffered by the company, in 2012, the company was targeted by another cyber attack that was classified as “heavy” and of “exceptional quality.”
In 2016, alleged Asian threat actors targeted ThyssenKrupp to steal company secrets. The investigators speculated the attack was carried out by a group of professional hackers from Southeast Asia that were interested in the technological know-how and research activities of the company.
On December 28, 2020, ThyssenKrupp Materials group of companies based in U.S. and Canada were breached by the NetWalker ransomware group. The hackers managed to access sensitive HR information and documents about the company’s current and former employees.
The confidential information accessed by the attackers included the SSN and bank account information of employees.
In August 2020, ThyssenKrupp System Engineering was hit by the Mount Locker ransomware group. In
In January 2021, a ThyssenKrupp subsidiary was a victim of a ransomware cyberattack that caused the encryption of its servers and employee workstations.
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