Aluminium Maker Hydro Goes Old School After Ransomware Attack

A large Norwegian manufacturing firm has had to close its website and IT operations and go old school by resorting to manual processes for its factories.

It comes after a devastating ransomware attack crippled Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest producers of aluminium.

As of Wednesday afternoon, its website was still offline, and the firm has been forced to use Facebook to provide updates to the world.

The firm confirmed via Facebook that it had suffered an “extensive cyber-attack that hit on Tuesday.”

“Hydro’s technical team, with external support, has succeeded in detecting the root cause of the problems and is currently working to validate the plan and process to restart the company’s IT systems in a safe and sound manner,” said the firm. “However, it is still not clear how long it might take restore stable IT operations.”

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Source: Silicon UK