Aluminum producer switches to manual operations after ransomware infection | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Aluminum producer switches to manual operations after ransomware infection

Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest aluminium producers, revealed today that it "became victim of an extensive cyber-attack" that crippled some of its infrastructure and forced it to switch to manual operations in some smelting locations. The cyber-attack was later identified as an infection with the LockerGoga ransomware strain, the company said during a press conference.

News of the cyber-attack broke earlier this morning in a message the company sent to investors and stock exchanges.

"Hydro became victim of an extensive cyber-attack in the early hours of Tuesday (CET), impacting operations in several of the company's business areas," the company said. "IT-systems in most business areas are impacted and Hydro is switching to manual operations as far as possible."

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