A major fuel supplier in Germany is operating at a limited capacity after a cyber-attack disrupted IT systems at the weekend.
Oiltanking Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG stores and transports oil, vehicle fuels and other petroleum products for companies like Shell. Oiltanking has been active in tank storage logistics since 1972, and is one of the largest independent operators of tank terminals for oils, gases and chemicals worldwide.
It has declared “force majeure” for the majority of its inland supply activities in Germany.
The declaration of force majeure excuses a company from contractual agreements when an extraordinary event occurs which is beyond its control.
Oiltanking Deutshland GmbH’s parent company did not give details about the type of hack they were dealing with, but said: “We are working to solve this issue according to our contingency plans, as well as to understand the full scope of the incident.”
Shell said it has diverted operations to other suppliers to minimise disruption.
The company says only German operations have been affected by the cyber-attack. It added: “We are committed to resolving the issue and minimising the impact as quickly and effectively as possible.”
Since the attack is under investigation more news yet to come