Copper Giant Aurubis Shuts Down Systems Due to Cyberattack


Aurubis, a Germany-based company that is the largest copper producer in Europe and the largest copper recycler in the world, shut down some systems last week due to a cyberattack.

According to Aurubis’ statement on Friday, the attack was discovered on the evening of October 28. The company believes that its IT systems were targeted by hackers as part of a larger operation targeting the mining and metals industries. However, the production and environmental protection facilities at smelter sites are still running, and incoming and outgoing goods are being maintained manually.

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The copper giant has disconnected and shut down many systems at its sites as a precaution but customers and suppliers can still call the business.

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