Danish pump maker DESMI reveals cyber attack

Pierluigi Paganini April 13, 2020

DESMI, a global company specialised in the development and manufacture of pump solutions, discloses a cyber attack.

Global pump maker DESMI said on Friday it was hit by cyber attack and it was restoring its IT systems after the security incident.

The attack took place on the night to Thursday, during Coronavirus pandemic employees at the company are working from home. All the systems at the company have been shut down following the cyber attack.

DESMI is a global company specialised in the development and manufacture of pump solutions for marine, industry, oil spill combating, defence & fuel and utility (District Heating, District Cooling, Water & Waste Water a.o.).

“On the night between Wednesday and Thursday DESMI IT systems and operations were attacked by cyber crime. Since the attack, DESMI has been supported by external experts and has a full focus on restoring systems to normal operations and assessing the full scope of impact.” reads the warning published by the company on its website.

The company hired external experts to investigate the incident and restore normal operations.

“All systems have been shut down and systems are being restored. First part of our systems will be up and running within a couple of days and the rest within a couple of weeks” says Group CEO Henrik Sørensen and continues:

“Everything is progressing according to plan. We are recovering systems and together with external experts we are working intensively to minimize customer impact and impact on operations. Everyone is doing a fantastic job to get the systems operational again”.
The investigation is still ongoing, at the time it is not clear the extent of the attack, DESMI already reported the incident to the authorities and Danish Police.

DESMI announced it will provide updates to all customers and business partners as soon as possible.

Customers and business partner can reach our global team here.   

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – DESMI, hacking)

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