Danish pump manufacturer, DESMI, revealed that it was a victim of a ransomware attack. The incident happened at night between April 7 and April 8, with the attacker leaving a ransom note. CEO Henrik Sørensen confirmed that DESMI has no plans to pay the ransom.
As soon as the attack was detected, the company hired third-party cybersecurity experts to investigate the attack and assist with restoring IT services. Fortunately, their enterprise resource planning (ERP) and finance systems were not compromised. DESMI’s production sites in China, India, America, and Denmark are up and running with no disturbances. The full extent of the attack is still unknown. DESMI has reported the incident to the authorities. It is in the process of notifying its customers and business partners about the breach.
“COVID-19 and now [a] cyberattack. 2020 will definitely be a year never to forget, but again we appreciate the support and understanding from customers and business partners from all over the world. Furthermore, we are happy to see that pumps and systems can be produced again so that our customers can receive their products – and we can get back to normal and focus on serving our many customers,” concludes Henrik Sørensen.
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