MUNICH—Machinery manufacturer KraussMaffei A.G. has been hit by a "cyber incident" affecting some sites outside the U.S.
Specifically, the company is said to have fallen victim to a ransomware attack. The main location affected is the company's headquarters in Munich.
According to a notification sent to customers Nov. 28, the location in Florence, Ky., home to U.S.-based Krauss-Maffei Corp. was not impacted. Its Netstal site in Naefels, Switzerland and Hanover, Germany-based KraussMaffei Berstorff also were not affected the company said.
The company said it responded immediately to the attack, which struck last week, by informing the relevant authorities and cooperating closely with its security service providers.
During the investigation, the company shut down various servers as a precautionary measure, which means that parts of the KraussMaffei Group have only limited electronic access.
The company is conducting a comprehensive investigation to evaluate the implications of the situation and guarantee the normal launch of business operations as soon as possible.
The KraussMaffei Group emphasized that it has no insight into the status of its customers' systems and recommends that customers check their systems using the usual methods if they suspect technical problems.