Targeted cyber-attack aimed at stealing "technological know-how and research"

Synopsis

In December 2016, the company disclosed that they had been the "target of a massive cyber attack" which resulted in technical trade secrets being stolen. The attack was discovered by their in-house security team in April and had been ongoing since February.

The company claimed the “professional attack” was launched from Southeast Asia and intended “to steal technological know-how and research” from its steel production and manufacturing plant design divisions.

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Courtenay Brammar

Experienced global enterprise risk and governance professional. Previously Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Deloitte Risk Advisory practitioner and PRMIA steering committee member in both London and New York.

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  • Thyssenkrupp AG

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