The world’s largest manufacturer of wind turbines, Danish company: Vestas wind systems were forced to shut down their IT systems across several locations over the weekend after a potential hacking.
In a release on Saturday, the turbine suppliers claimed the attack struck the day before, with IT services in multiple business units affected. An update on Monday from the largest wind turbine manufacturer had warned that data had been compromised: “However, there is no indication that the incident has impacted third party operations, including customer and supply chain operations, Vestas’s manufacturing, construction and service teams have been able to continue operations, although several operational IT systems have been shut down as a precaution. Vestas has already initiated a gradual and controlled reopening of all IT systems.”
This has not yet been confirmed by Vestas, a ransomware attack looks to be the front-runner in terms of likely cause. The turbine giant had reported revenues of up to 15 billion in 2020.
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