Wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S has been struck by a cyberattack that resulted in the theft of data.
Preliminary findings are said to indicate that the attack affected parts of Vestas’ internal infrastructure and that data had been compromised. There is no indication that third-party operations, including customer and supply chain operations, had been affected.
Discovered a “cybersecurity incident” on Nov. 19. The company added that it has since worked with external partners to contain the situation and re-establish the integrity of its information technology systems.Vestas Statement
Based in Denmark, Vestas employs more than 29,000 people and operates in 80 countries. The company designs, makes, installs and services wind turbines and has an annual revenue of more than $1 billion. It’s the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer and includes Lenovo Group Ltd. and SAP SE among its partners.The attack comes amid a range of issues for the company, including rising raw materials costs and supply chain issues.
Vestas is not the only notable Danish company to have suffered a cyberattack. A NotPetya ransomware attack against shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk Group is estimated to have cost the company up to $300 million.
This attack, like many of the recent attacks, affects critical infrastructures.Cybercriminals have taken off their gloves and are now going after risker targets to get a higher return on investment.