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Spuhler-company is struggling with a mysterious hacker attack

The "industry giant Aebi Schmidt" was affected by a hacker attack, reports the well-known US-tech portal "Techcrunch". The IT systems of the Swiss manufacturer of commercial vehicles had been infiltrated by a Ransomware software.

Aebi Schmidt also has subsidiaries in the United States. "Techcrunch" cites an internal source. Accordingly, the network of the company is placed partially lame. Be affected, particularly the sites in Europe.

first Reported on the case: The US Portal "Techcrunch".

On request of this newspaper, the speaker of the Aebi Schmidt on Wednesday confirmed: "Yes, we have a Problem." He confirmed a connection with E-Mails, and that the servers have been shut down. If a blackmailer soft goods is the reason that he could not confirm at the moment. The investigations were in progress. He expected, in the course of the Morning an Update from the technicians.

The Aebi-Schmidt group has its headquarters in Frauenfeld, and is specialized in the production of cleaning and clearing vehicles. Popular the vehicles are with the Swiss farmers. The group emerged from the Fusion of the Burgdorfer company Aebi and the German company Schmidt. The group has sites in several European countries and the USA. The majority shareholder and President of the Board of Directors of the Swiss entrepreneur Peter Spuhler.

Stadler Rail, the other major company, Peter Spuhler, no IT problems, such as a spokeswoman says.

Big industrial firms in the visor

what a Blackmailer software Aebi Schmidt to be affected could not, knew the source of "Techcrunch". It is striking, however, that in the last few months, several large industrial companies have become victims of hacker attacks.

the attacks with a program called Lockergoga were carried out. Was affected, among other things, in March, the Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro.

With so-called Ransomware or blackmail programs, hackers can gain access to user data from computer systems. The initial contact is often via E-Mail. The hackers even have access to a System, encrypt it, and make it so for the owners of unusable. The offer, the System against the payment of ransom to release it.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 24.04.2019, 09:24 PM

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