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Hackers targeted the heavy industry ThyssenKrupp and stole industrial secrets

Alleged Asian hackers have targeted theGerman heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp to steal company secrets.

Hackers from Southeast Asia targeted theGerman heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp in the attempt ofobtaining “technological know-how and research results.”

The news was announced on Thursday bya company spokesman that confirmed a report in the Wirschaftswoche weekly and added that the company as successfully repelled the attack.

The cyber attack was discovered by the IT security office, which spotted the hacking activities while they were ongoing and blocked them.

“The attack is over and had been repelled,” said thecompany spokesman.

The investigators speculate the attack was carried out by a group of professional hacked from Southeast Asia that is interested in the technological know-how and research activities of the company.

At the time I was writing there are no further details on the cyber attack neither theexact nature of the attackers (i.e. nation-state actors,...(continued)

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