Workers sent home after ransomware onslaught on major automotive parts manufacturer
German multinational fellowship Eberspächer group has sent a part of its factory workforce home on paid leave piece its management and IT teams are dealing with a ransomware onslaught that crippled its IT systems over the weekend.
The Eberspächer group currently employs more than 10,000 workers, operates production plants in 80 locations across 28 countries, and is known for building send conditioning, heating, and exhaust systems, which it supplies to almost all of todays whirligig machine brands.
Eberspächer group was the mark of an organized cyberattack. The IT infrastructure is affected, the fellowship said in a message posted on its website on Monday [archived].
To protect our customers, employees and partners, the necessary steps were taken immediately to counter the attack with targeted measures, Eberspächer added.
The companys official websites, email systems, office networks, customer portals, and output systems were taken down in the aftermath of the attack, which was detected on Sunday morning
Without the ability to coordinate production and manage customer orders, the fellowship has told some of its factory workforces to stay at home on paid leave spell it deals with the outage.
Our employees are at home with a salary and we donjon them updated on the situation, Marie Wiström, CEO of Eberspächers Swedish subsidiary, told SVT, the Swedish national public television broadcaster.
Workers were also told to stay home in Germany, according to German news outlet SR, and Romania, The record has learned.
Incident investigated as computer sabotage and attempted blackmail
While the company did not lead into the finer points of the cyberattack that hit its systems over the weekend, German auto news site Automobilwoche reported that a spokeswoman for the Stuttgart public prosecutors office said the incident is being investigated as a showcase of computer counteract and attempted blackmail.
A spokesperson for the Eberspächer radical could not be reached via phone or email as these systems are relieve down at the time of writing.
However, the companion announced on twitter that the Easy protrude web portal, which allows vehicle owners to pop Eberspächer heaters remotely, is now backrest online.