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Logistics Firm Hellmann Scrambling to Recover From Cyberattack

International logistics company Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is scrambling to restore operations after a cyberattack forced it to isolate its central data center from the rest of its environment.

International logistics company Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is scrambling to restore operations after a cyberattack forced it to isolate its central data center from the rest of its environment.

Just before the weekend, the company revealed that the incident materially affected its operations, mainly because of severed connections to the data center. The logistics provider also said it contracted external security specialists to help with the restoration process.

As of Monday morning, Hellmann brought most operations back online, but wasn’t running at full capacity.

“Business operations are largely running again and we are confident that we can eliminate remaining restrictions soon to be operating at full capacity again,” the company said in a statement.

To date, Hellmann hasn’t provided information on the type of attack that it suffered and has yet to share details on any data losses that might have occurred. Given the interrupted communication with the central data center, ransomware might have been involved.

“There is still no confirmation that data has been leaked or breached, but we cannot entirely rule it out at this stage, as investigations are not yet completed,” Hellmann said.

In its statement, Hellmann encouraged customers to reach out to their contacts at the company via their cell phones, despite calling both email and telephone communications safe.

Operating in 173 countries, the German company provides a broad range of services, including air freight and sea freight, as well as rail and road transportation.

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Ionut Arghire is an international correspondent for SecurityWeek.

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