Continental announces new details during cyber attack

Continental announces new details during cyber attack
Continental

The hackers were able to monitor Dax Group’s network without interruption for a month.


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Dusseldorf a little carelessness Continental plunged into chaos. Because an employee downloaded an unauthorized browser from the Internet, cyber criminals were able to “exfiltrate” 40 terabytes of data from an auto parts supplier. That’s what the group’s head of IT security, Dirk Ahrens, said in an internal webcast that Handelsblatt was able to view.

In videos from the “Ask the expert” series, which Conti employees have been able to watch on the intranet since Monday, Ahrens and Stephan Brinkmann, who is responsible for human resources at the automotive supplier in Germany, explain how the hackers gained access On the company’s servers, what data could have gone missing and how does the group want to proceed now.

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