Crane manufacturer Palfinger hit by global cyberattack

Palfinger, a global leader in crane and lifting manufacturing, has been targetted by a cyberattack which has disturbed both the companies business operations and IT systems. The crane manufacturer is Austrian based and has more than 11,000 employees in over 35 locations. Being one of the global leaders in crane and lifting solutions, Palfinger has an annual revenue of €1.75 billion, making it a prime target for cyberattacks.

At the moment Palfinger has been the victim on an ongoing global cyber-attack which has had a massive impact on its IT infrastructure. So far the consequences of the attack are inconclusive, but the company are putting an extreme effort into finding a solution.

Palfinger’s website alert states, “for the time being, PALFINGER cannot be contacted via e-mail nor can it receive or process inquiries, orders, shipments and invoices. ­ Your personal points of contact during this phase are only available by telephone.”


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