Norsk Hydro

May 13, 2024 1 min read
Norsk Hydro

In March 2019, Norsk Hydro, a global aluminum company, was hit by LockerGoga ransomware affecting all 35,000 employees across 40 countries, disrupting production lines, and forcing manual operations. The financial impact was near $71 million as hackers deployed the ransomware through a trusted customer's infected email opened by a Norsk Hydro employee. Despite the severity, Norsk Hydro made three decisions: refusing to pay the ransom, collaborating with Microsoft’s cybersecurity team to restore operations, and maintaining transparency throughout the crisis. This approach of sharing their experience publicly received worldwide praise.


"id": "nor423051324",
"linkid": "norsk-hydro",
"type": "Ransomware",
"date": "03/2020",
"severity": "100",
"impact": "5",
"explanation": "Attack threatening the organization’s existence"

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