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Vestas admits hackers leaked its stolen data

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A cybersecurity incident turned out to be the nightmare before Christmas for Danish wind turbine maker Vestas as hackers leaked stolen data.

The company confirmed that “the attackers leaked the stolen data and potentially offered it to third parties.”

The incident, discovered on November 19, forced the firm to shut down its IT systems in various business units to contain the impact of the situation.

Vestas added that it believes the leaked data relates primarily to the “internal affairs” of the company.

The wind turbine giant said it will investigate what personal data is affected by the cyberattack and will contact those affected “in the coming days.”

Henrik Andersen, President and CEO of Vestas, said: “Unfortunately, the attackers managed to steal data from Vestas and that data has been illegally shared externally.

“To mitigate this situation, we are working hard to identify any leaked data and will collaborate with stakeholders and affected authorities. In that regard, we ask for continued support, understanding and condemnation of criminal activities such as ransomware and illegal data sharing. “

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