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LEMKEN affected by cyber-attack

On Saturday, 11 May 2024, the agricultural machinery specialist LEMKEN has been attacked by hackers. The criminal attack extends to all locations worldwide. To protect against further access, all IT systems were immediately shut down and external specialists were called in. Production operations have currently been halted and employees in the office areas can work remotely. Important LEMKEN contacts can still be reached by email or mobile phone.

Anthony van der Ley, CEO of the LEMKEN Group: "We are working at full speed to analyse the effects of the attack with the support of specialists and in cooperation with the State Office of Criminal Investigation and to set up a new IT infrastructure. Our internal processes are currently running in emergency mode. Our business partners have been informed at short notice. We have also sensitised our employees to treat fraudulent enquiries or requests for payment following the attack with caution. According to initial detailed analyses, our customers' data is not affected as our security systems were very effective."

LEMKEN has already installed extensive cyber defence mechanisms and emergency defence plans in the company for this case, which have already proven their worth. The company expects to be able to restart the first systems in a few days with the help of its own experienced IT team and the IT specialists who have been called in. "Of course, we will still be severely hampered in our day-to-day business over the next few days. We therefore hope for the understanding of our customers, business partners and suppliers for any inconvenience," says Anthony van der Ley.

Source : Farm Equipment

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