E&T news story: trade secrets stolen from steel maker ThyssenKrupp in cyber attack

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Dec 12, 2016
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German steel giant ThyssenKrupp has admitted that it had trade secrets stolen by hackers in a cyber attack earlier this year.

ThyssenKrupp’s IT experts first spotted signs of the large-scale breach in the systems for its steel production and manufacturing plant design divisions in April. The attack is believed to have started two months prior to that discovery.

The company delayed revealing the information while it investigated the breach and implemented new defences. Data from multiple divisions including engineering were stolen by what ThyssenKrupp described as highly organised and professional attackers based in south-east Asia.

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