Brazil
Press Release

Norsk Hydro updates on cyber attacks March 21

Bnamericas Published: Friday, March 22, 2019

PRESS RELEASE

Following the extensive cyber attack earlier this week, Hydro has made further progress in securing safe and stable operations across the company.

"With a systematic approach our experts are step by step restoring business critical IT based functions to ensure stable production, serve our customers and limit financial impact, while always safeguarding our employee's safety," says CFO Eivind Kallevik.

The root cause of the problems has been detected, a cure has been identified, and together with external partners, including national security authorities, Hydro's experts are working on reverting virus infected systems back to a pre-infected state.

"Experts from Microsoft and other IT security partners have flown in to aid Hydro in taking all necessary actions in a systematic way to get business critical systems back in normal operation," says Jo De Vliegher, Head of Information Systems.

There have been no reported safety incidents as a result of the cyber attack, and most operations are running, ensuring deliveries to customers according to specification, with some more manual operations than normal.

The attack has been reported to Norway's National Investigation Service (Kripos) and the police have opened an investigation.

Although progressing from day to day, it is still not clear how long it might take restore stable IT operations.

Update on operational status in the business areas

Energy: Production running as normal

Bauxite & Alumina: Production running as normal

Primary Metal: Production running as normal, with higher degree of manual operation

Rolled Products: Production running mostly as normal, with only a few exceptions.

Extruded Solutions: Extruded Solutions is currently running at approximately 50 percent of normal capacity Progress has been made, with restart of some plants as well as utilizing stock to keep delivering to customers. Extruded Solutions is working hard to enable further restarts during the coming days, which would allow for continued deliveries to customers.

Hydro still does not have the full overview of the timeline towards normal operations, and it is still too early to estimate the exact operational and financial impact.

Updated: March 21, 2019

Subscribe to the most trusted business intelligence platform in Latin America. Let us show you our solutions for Suppliers, Contractors, Operators, Government, Legal, Financial and Insurance.

Subscribe to Latin America’s most trusted business intelligence platform.

Other projects in: Mining & Metals (Brazil)

Get critical information about thousands of Mining & Metals projects in Latin America: what stages they're in, capex, related companies, contacts and more.

  • Project: Borborema
  • Current stage: Blurred
  • Updated: 5 months ago
  • Project: Pedra Branca
  • Current stage: Blurred
  • Updated: 5 months ago
  • Project: Itaituba
  • Current stage: Blurred
  • Updated: 5 months ago
  • Project: Liberdade
  • Current stage: Blurred
  • Updated: 5 months ago
  • Project: Lavra Velha
  • Current stage: Blurred
  • Updated: 6 months ago

Other companies in: Mining & Metals (Brazil)

Get critical information about thousands of Mining & Metals companies in Latin America: their projects, contacts, shareholders, related news and more.

  • Company: Empresa Construtora Brasil S.A.  (ECB)
  • Empresa Construtora Brasil S.A. (ECB) works on engineering and construction of projects on road, railway, urban, industrial, port and airport, civil and mining infrastructure, n...
  • Company: Siderúrgica Norte Brasil S.A.  (Sinobras)
  • Sinobras is a Brazilian steel manufacturer located in Marabá, in northeastern Pará state. The company began operations in September 2008 and has capacity to produce 300,000t/y o...
  • Company: Grupo Aço Cearense
  • The description included in this profile was taken directly from an official source and has not been modified or edited by the BNamericas’ researchers. However, it may have been...
  • Company: Mineração Serra Verde Ltda.  (SVPM)
  • The description included in this profile was taken directly from an official source and has not been modified or edited by the BNamericas’ researchers. However, it may have been...
  • Company: Nexa Resources S.A.  (Nexa)
  • Large-scale integrated zinc producer Nexa Resources S.A. (Nexa) is a Brazilian metal mining company, formerly known as Votorantim Metals. The company is part of the local Votora...
  • Company: Votorantim Cimentos S.A.  (Votorantim Cimentos)
  • Votorantim Cimentos S.A. is a Brazilian producer of cement, concrete, aggregates and mortars for industrial clients. The firm has 40 production units in the country. Outside Bra...