Industrial Safety

Hackers steal trade secrets in cyber attack on German manufacturer

By eSecurityPlanet

Dec 12, 2016

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The German company ThyssenKrupp AG yesterday announced that hackers had stolen technical trade secrets from its steel production and manufacturing plant design divisions, Reuters reports.

"ThyssenKrupp has become the target of a massive cyber attack," the company said in a statement.

The company said the attack involved "organized, highly professional hacker activities," and the hackers were located in southeast Asia.

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