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UPDATE: Norsk Hydro hit by 'extensive' cyberattacks, switching to manual

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Staff Writer | March 19, 2019
Norsk Hydro
Europe   Hydro became victim of an extensive cyber-attack in the early hours of Tuesday

Norsk Hydro became victim of an extensive cyber-attack in the early hours of Tuesday (CET), impacting operations in several of the company’s business areas.

IT-systems in most business areas are impacted and Hydro is switching to manual operations as far as possible. Hydro is working to contain and neutralize the attack, but does not yet know the full extent of the situation.

Update:

Hydro has isolated all plants and operations and is switching to manual operations and procedures as far as possible.

The problem has not led to any safety-related incidents.

Relevant authorities have been notified and are supporting Hydro in the efforts to resolve the problem.

Operational status

Energy: production running as normal

Bauxite & Alumina: production running as normal

Primary Metal:

- Primary plants in Norway running as normal, with higher degree of manual operations

- No indication of impact on primary plants outside Norway

- Remelters running as normal, with high degree of manual operation

Extruded Solutions and Rolled Products:

- Lack of ability to connect to the production systems causing production challenges and temporary stoppage at several plants

Hydro is working to contain and neutralize the attack but does not yet know the full extent of the situation. It is too early to indicate the operational and financial impact, as well as timing to resolve the situation.


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