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DESMI Hit by Cyber Attack

16 Apr 2020  |
At the night between Wednesday April 7th and Thursday April 8th, DESMI was cyber- attacked. The attackers requested a ransom for data recover

“A ransom we under no circumstances will pay”, said Group CEO Henrik Sørensen – “We do not support criminals”.

Our communication systems were affected by the cyber-attack but due to a fantastic job performed by many employees and external experts our communication systems are back on-line. E-mails from the past week are all well received by DESMI, but due to the situation not distributed to the intended DESMI employees until later today. Therefore, we now have a huge task of replying these e-mails from the past week, and ensuring that all mails and requests are dealt with in a proper way”.

Fortunately, our ERP and Finance systems have not been attacked. This means that our production sites in China, India, America, and Denmark are up running as normal, with only minor disturbances. 

“It is most likely, that data has been stolen from our systems, and we predict that criminals will try to misuse these data,” states Mr. Sørensen.

“COVID19 and now cyber-attack. 2020 will definitely be a year never to forget, but again we appreciate the support and understanding from customers and business partners from all over the world. Furthermore, we are happy to see that pumps and systems can be produced again so that our customers can receive their products – and we can get back to normal and focus on serving our many customers”, concludes Henrik Sørensen.

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