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Varta’s power production stops, attacked by cyber criminals, Germany’s battery maker

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TLDR: German battery maker Varta had to halt production and shut down its IT systems after a cyberattack occurred on Monday night. Varta, which manufactures batteries for the automotive, consumer, and industrial sectors, experienced a severe disruption in five of its production units. The extent of the damage caused by the attack is currently being evaluated, and the company’s main priority is to ensure data integrity. It is unclear whether the attack involved ransomware, and no major threat groups have claimed responsibility.

Varta, a German battery maker, had to shut down its production and IT systems after falling victim to a cyberattack. The attack, which occurred on Monday night, caused a severe disruption in five of Varta’s production units. The company’s main priority is now to evaluate the scope of the damage and ensure data integrity. It is unclear whether the attack involved ransomware, and no major threat groups have claimed responsibility.

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