Ostfildern, Oct 14, 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)

Headoffice

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG
Felix-Wankel-Straße 2
73760 Ostfildern
Germany

Telephone: +49 711 3409-0
E-Mail: pilz.gmbh@pilz.de

Corporate and Technical Press

Telephone: +49 711 3409 - 158
E-Mail: publicrelations@pilz.com

Americas

  • Canada: +1 888-315-PILZ (315-7459)
  • United States (toll-free): +1 877-PILZUSA (745-9872)
  • Mexico: +52 55 5572 1300
  • Brazil: + 55 11 99562-8882

Europe

  • Netherlands: +31 347 320477
  • Turkey: +90 216 5775552
  • Sweden: +46 300 13990 / +45 74436332
  • Spain: +34 938497433
  • Austria: +43 1 7986263-444
  • Switzerland: +41 62 889 79 32
  • Belgium: +32 9 321 75 70
  • Ireland: +353 21 4804983
  • United Kingdom: +44 1536 462203
  • Portugal: +351 229 407 594
  • Russia: +7 495 6654993
  • Germany: +49 711 3409 444
  • Denmark: +45 74436332
  • France (toll-free): +33 3 88104000
  • Finland: +358 10 3224030 / +45 74436332
  • Italy: +39 0362 1826711

Asia Pacific

  • South Korea: +82 31 778 3390
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  • Australia (toll-free): +61 3 9560 0621 / 1300 723 334
  • Japan: +81 45 471 2281
  • China: +86 400-088-3566
  • Thailand: +66 210 54613
  • New Zealand: +64 9 6345350
  • Taiwan: +886 2 25700068