Hacker onslaught on the Schwing company
Massive computer problems at the Schwing company in Lavanttal led to production downtimes for a week. The network of the fork in St. Stefan was shut down. The computer failures could have been caused by a hacker attack.
April 8, 2021, 7:02 a.m.
Mainly concrete processing machines are produced at Schwing. Many of the 450 or so employees at the St. Stefan site had to stay at home for the past few days. Due to problems in the IT system, output was only possible to a very limited extent. The computer network had to be shut down and the system was not started up again until Wednesday.
Hacker attacks are becoming more frequent
The cause could hold been a hacker onslaught on the company's computer network. nobody wants to substantiate this from the management, there is no official statement.
The fact is that hacker attacks on the IT systems of large companies are becoming more common. According to a survey of Austrian companies from January 2020, 61 percent of the interviewed entrepreneurs make already been affected by cybercrime.
There are no concrete figures, said Christian Baumgartner, IT investigator at the nation crook constabulary Office. The number of unreported cases is extremely high. Often, according to Baumgartner, entrepreneurs doh not even notice hacker attacks and therefore doh not report them.
The total of scathe is not known
How high the harm is due to disruptions in the workflow and in output cannot live reliably estimated. At Schwing it is assumed that the production losses of the last few days will soon be made up for.