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Manufacturing Giant Suffers Ransomware Attack

Switzerland’s Major Manufacturer, Aebi Schmidt, Suffers Ransomware Attack

Aebi Schmidt, the maker of airport maintenance and road cleaning vehicles, had operations disrupted Tuesday after suffering a cyber attack. The manufacturing giant reported being infected with an unknown ransomware variant that paralyzed its international systems. Although most of the damage was in the European base, U.S. subsidiaries did notice the outage as well.

The systems necessary for manufacturing operations were inaccessible after the ransomware infected the network. In addition, the company’s email was also affected.

A company spokesperson Thomas Schiess confirmed the company’s operational systems, business and sales systems are working and production is up and running. However, he also reported the company’s Windows network is affected and other systems were shut down as a precaution.

“Technicians are working hard to restore the Windows environment, but this will take some time,” Schiess said.

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