dusseldorf The employees wanted answers, but Katja Dürrfeld had none. the with youThe CFO wanted to present the auto supplier’s strong third-quarter numbers to the staff in an internal webcast on the morning of November 15. But they were on a completely different topic: the cyberattack on Continental.
The Handelsblatt had published an article a few hours earlier. It was a list of hacker bags that is publicly available on the Darknet. It suggests that cybercriminals may have captured sensitive data, also relating to Conti customers and employees.
The employees now wanted to know from Dürrfeld what specific information had been leaked and whether the company was at risk of harm. But the CFO, who is also responsible for cybersecurity at the group, only told them what they had been hearing for days: the internal investigation was being carried out with the highest priority.
Hacker attack plunges Continental into next crisis
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