COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Wind turbine maker Vestas on Monday said the cyber attack it reported at the weekend has affected parts of its internal IT infrastructure and that data has been “compromised”.
The cyber security incident on Nov. 19 forced Vestas to shut down IT systems across multiple business units and locations to contain the issue, but the Danish company said it has been able to continue operations.
The preliminary findings of its investigation into the matter also found that its customers were unaffected by the incident.
“There is no indication that the incident has impacted third party operations, including customer and supply chain operations,” its statement said on Monday, adding that it had started a gradual reopening of all IT systems.
The world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturer is already under pressure from supply chain woes but said that its manufacturing, construction and service teams had been able to continue operations despite the cyber attack.
(Reporting by Stine Jacobsen; Editing by David Goodman)