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Norsk Hydro recovering well after cyber attack

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Christian Fernsby | Tuesday March 26, 2019 5:12AM ET
Norsk Hydro
Europe   Internal and external experts are working continuously

Norsk Hydro has progressed over the weekend in resolving the effects of the cyber attack.


Most operations are running at normal capacity, and the Extruded Solutions business area has been successful in ramping up production at several sites.

Internal and external experts are working continuously across Hydro’s global organization to resolve the situation.

Hydro has reported the cyber attack to Norway’s National Investigation Service (Kripos) and is cooperating with relevant authorities, including the Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM).

Head of Information Systems in Hydro, Jo De Vliegher, underlines the magnitude and complexity of the recovery effort. In this process, all PCs and servers across the company are being reviewed, cleaned for any malware and safely restored, according to strict guidelines to ensure security and safety. Any encrypted PC or server will be rebuilt based on back-ups.

Update on operational status in the business areas Energy: Production running as normal

Bauxite & Alumina: Production running as normal

Primary Metal: Production running as normal, with higher degree of manual operation

Rolled Products: Production running as normal, with higher degree of manual operation

Extruded Solutions: Extruded Solutions is expecting to reach an overall production rate of 60 percent by Monday. The business area is concentrating all available resources on enabling further restarts during the coming days to allow for continued deliveries to customers. The Building Systems unit is affected the most, but progress is made, expecting to slowly ramp up production and shipments during the week.

There have been no reported safety incidents as a result of the cyber attack.

 

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