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A recent cyberattack hit Vestas Wind System, a Danish-based wind turbine manufacturer with facilities across the globe including two in North America, being a leader in this industry. Following the Vestas cyberattack, the enterprise had to close down its IT system as a result.

The Vestas Cyberattack: More Details

On the 20th of November, Vestas was saying on its website that the organization had faced a cyberattack that was discovered on November 19. As a result, its IT systems were shut down in many businesses locations and units. The enterprise also stated that the measure of shutting down IT systems might impact employees, customers, and various stakeholders.

The company under discussion published an updated statement yesterday declaring that the organization has taken immediate measures by collaborating with external partners to address the issue and work on the company’s IT systems re-establishment. However, there is no recovery timeline provided for the moment.

As the statement underlines, the company’s initial investigation revealed that internal IT infrastructure areas were impacted and some information was compromised. However, details about what kind of data is involved are not specified.

The investigation did not find any confirmation that third-party operations were anyhow affected, third party operations referring to customer and supply chain operations too.

However, there is no indication that the incident has impacted third-party operations, including customer and supply chain operations. Vestas’ manufacturing, construction, and service teams have been able to continue operations, although several operational IT systems have been shut down as a precaution. Vestas has already initiated a gradual and controlled reopening of all IT systems.

Vestas is doing its utmost to keep stakeholders informed about the situation and will provide further updates when possible.

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The nature of the Vestas cyberattack has not been yet specified by the company.

Vestas is a Danish-based wind turbine manufacturer with its activity spreading worldwide, working constantly on sustainable energy solutions. The company has 29 000 employees and a number of +145 GW  installed wind turbines across 85 countries.

Vestas has two manufacturing facilities in Colorado to support the North American market.

More and more countries adopt policies designed to mitigate pollution and carry out investment programs that focus on renewable energy, meaning that services like the ones from Vestas become vital in this sense.

According to BleepingComputer, cyberattacks that aim at disrupting the process that involves the creation, manufacturing, and servicing will have a significant impact on various regions that use as a power source these kinds of services that offer wind turbines’ energy.

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