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Cyberattack on German steel factory causes 'massive damage'

12/17/2014

The Federal Office for Information Security of Germany (BSI) has reported a cyberattack suffered by a German steel factory that caused a massive physical damage to the system. The attackers used a spear-phishing technique to access the corporate network of the factory, then they got access to the industrial control system. The attack affected many systems avoiding the controlled shutdown of the blast furnace causing massive damage. The report omits the identity of the factory or additional details.