Aluminium producer Hydro under cyber attack; full impact still unknown

Major Norwegian aluminium producer Hydro has switched to manual operations at some of its facilities due to a cyber attack, the company said on Tuesday March 19.

“Hydro became victim of an extensive cyber attack in the early hours of Tuesday, impacting operations in several of the company’s business areas,” Hydro said.
“IT systems in most business areas are impacted and Hydro is switching to manual operations as far as possible. Hydro is working to contain and neutralize the attack,” it added.

Market sources told Fastmarkets that some of the smelting operations were programmed with digital systems for smoother operations, but these will now have to...


Alice Mason

March 19, 2019

11:35 GMT