Vestas close to normal operations after ransomware attack

Vestas V155-3.3 MW wind turbine

Vestas today announced that almost all systems are up and running since the cyber security incident was discovered 19 November 2021.

Vestas and its external partners conducted extensive investigations, forensics, restoration activities and hardening of IT systems and IT infrastructure.

Vestas said the incident didn’t impact wind turbine operations.

“There is still a lot of work ahead of us to and we must remain extremely diligent towards cyber threats,” Vestas CEO Henrik Andersen said.

Vestas said there is no indication that the event has impacted customer and supply chain operations, which is supported by the forensics investigation carried out with the assistance of third-party experts.

The cyber incident, which was ransomware, impacted Vestas’ internal systems and resulted in data being compromised. “The extent to which data has been compromised is still being investigated, but for now it appears that the data foremost relates to Vestas’ internal matters,” Vestas said.