DESMI suffers cyber-attack on top of Covid-19 woes
The online raid happened overnight on April 7 and 8 and the attackers demanded a ransom for data recovery.
Group CEO Henrik Sørensen said: “We, under no circumstances, will pay a ransom. We do not support criminals.
“Our communication systems were affected by the cyber-attack but due to a fantastic job performed by many employees and external experts our communication systems are back online. Emails from the past week are all well received by DESMI, but due to the situation not distributed to the intended DESMI employees until later.
“Therefore, we now have a huge task of replying these emails from the past week, and ensuring that all mail and requests are dealt with in a proper way.”
Mr Sørensen said the finance systems were not targeted and that operations in China, India, America and Denmark suffered only minor disturbances.
“It is most likely, that data has been stolen from our systems, and we predict that criminals will try to misuse these data,” added Mr Sørensen.
“COVID19 and now cyber-attack. This year will definitely be a year never to forget, but again we appreciate the support and understanding from customers and business partners from all over the world.
“Furthermore, we are happy to see that pumps and systems can be produced again so that our customers can receive their products – and we can get back to normal and focus on serving our many customers.”