Machinery manufacturer KraussMaffei AG 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 locations in Florence, Ky., home to U.S.-based Krauss-Maffei Corp., its Netstal site in Näfels, Switzerland and Hanover, Germany-based KraussMaffei Berstorff have not been impacted.
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 currently have only limited electronic access.
The company is currently 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.