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Deutsche Windtechnik confirms cybersecurity incident

Exploit: Ransomware

Deutsche Windtechnik: Power Company

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Risk to Business: 2.096 = Severe

German wind farm operator Deutsche Windtechnik has disclosed that it was the victim of a ransomware attack. The Black Basta group is thought to be behind the attack after the company’s data appeared on its leak site. The attack took place April 11-12, 2022.  Deutsche Windtechnik noted that after shutting off systems for safety, they were able to reactivate the remote data monitoring connections to their wind turbines within a day or two. The incident was reported to the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business This is the latest in a long string of strikes against energy sector targets in Germany.

Source: The Record