Representatives of the German industrial giant ThyssenKrupp said that the division of Materials Services and the headquarters of the company were subjected to a cyberattack. Currently, the corporation has not disclosed any details about the cyber attack, and not a single hacker group is in a hurry to take responsibility for what they have done.
According to company representatives, an organized gang of cybercriminals is behind the incident. Interestingly, the attackers were unable to cause any harm and did not steal anything from the ThyssenKrupp systems.
Essen-based ThyssenKrupp operates hundreds of subsidiaries around the world, employs approximately 100,000 people and earns over $30 billion a year. The company is an integral part of the German automotive industry and produces everything from paint to military submarines.
“Our security specialists detected the cyber attack at an early stage and were able to prevent more serious damage. Law enforcement agencies have already been involved in the investigation,” a company representative said.