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Ostfildern, 14 Oct. 2019

Automation company suffering from cyberattack - Pilz GmbH & Co. KG hit by cyberattack

The Pilz GmbH & Co. KG is suffering from a targeted cyberattack.

From Sunday, October 13th 2019, on all server and computer based workplaces including communication network of the automation company have been affected. The website is currently only partially functioning.

For reasons of precaution, the company has disconnected all computer systems from the internet and has blocked the access to the company‘s network.

The public prosecutor‘s office has been brought in and the Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, BSI) has been informed. As a concurrent action, the company has implemented a crisis management group to resolve quickly the technical problems as quickly as possible and to identify the origin of the attack. However, the technical problems might last for the next couple of days.

Due to a targeted cyberattack the Pilz GmbH & Co. KG has disconnected all computer systems from the internet and has blocked the access to the company's network. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)
Due to a targeted cyberattack the Pilz GmbH & Co. KG has disconnected all computer systems from the internet and has blocked the access to the company's network. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Due to a targeted cyberattack the Pilz GmbH & Co. KG has disconnected all computer systems from the internet and has blocked the access to the company's network. (Photo: Pilz GmbH & Co.KG)

Head office

Pilz Australia Safe Automation
Unit 1, 12-14 Miles Street
Mulgrave, Melbourne, Victoria 3170
Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9560 0621
E-Mail: safety@pilz.com.au

Corporate and Technical Press

Telephone: +49 711 3409 - 158
E-Mail: m.kurth@pilz.de