Aurubis, a German copper producer, has reported that it was the victim of a cyberattack and had to shut down its IT systems to stop it from spreading.
With 6,900 employees worldwide, Aurubis is the second-largest copper producer in the world and the largest in Europe. It generates one million tons of copper cathodes annually. Aurubis claims that while they shut down a number of systems at their locations, the production was unaffected, according to a statement on their website. The business is still evaluating the effects of the cyberattack at this time, and it is collaborating closely with the authorities to hasten the process.
The current top priority is to keep production volumes at normal levels while maintaining a steady supply of raw materials and finished goods.