Semikron, an independent producer of power semiconductor components with headquarters in Germany, was the victim of a ransomware cyberattack. Semikron employs over 3,000 people across 24 subsidiaries in Germany, Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Slovakia, and the United States. It also claims to be one of the world’s leading power engineering component manufacturers, with its technologies powering 35% of wind turbines installed each year.
The company confirmed that it was the victim of a cyberattack carried out by a professional hacker group.
“A professional cybercriminals carried out a ransomware attack on the SEMIKRON Group. The attackers claim to have stolen data from our system during this attack, ” the company disclosed this in a statement released on Monday.
According to them, before encrypting a portion of the internal network, the attackers infiltrated data from company systems. The security breach is being investigated by the company with the assistance of external cyber security and forensic experts.
Although the corporation withheld details regarding the ransomware employed in the incident, a ransom letter placed on one of the encrypted systems reveals that it was an LV Ransomware attack and claims the perpetrators stole 2TB worth of material.
The company also stated that it will keep customers and partners informed and collaborate with relevant authorities throughout the investigation and will notify them if any evidence of data theft is discovered.
System & File Encryption