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Aurubis AG: Update on cyber attack at Aurubis

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Aurubis AG: Update on cyber attack at Aurubis
28.10.2022 / 16:08 CET/CEST
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Update on cyber attack at Aurubis

  • IT systems were shut down as a preventive measure

  • Production facilities at the smelter sites are in operation

 Hamburg, October 28, 2022 - During the night of October 28, 2022, there was a cyber attack on Aurubis' IT systems. This was apparently part of a larger attack on the metals and mining industry. As a result, numerous systems at Aurubis sites had to be shut down and disconnected from the internet as a preventive measure. Production could largely be maintained. The extent of the impact in the Group is currently being assessed. In addition, Aurubis is working closely with the investigating authorities.

The primary goal is to keep production and the procurement of raw materials as well as the delivery of metals and products running. However, Aurubis is not yet able to provide any information on when the systems will be fully functional again.

The production and environmental protection facilities at the smelter sites are running, and incoming and outgoing goods are also being maintained manually. Transitional solutions are being implemented to make the company's full services available to business partners again starting next week. Customers and suppliers can still reach their Aurubis contacts by phone.


Aurubis - Metals for Progress

Aurubis AG is a leading global supplier of non-ferrous metals and one of the world's largest copper recyclers. The company processes complex metal concentrates, scrap metals, organic and inorganic metal-bearing recycling materials and industrial residues into metals of the highest quality. Aurubis produces more than 1 million tons of copper cathodes annually and various copper or copper alloy products made from them, such as continuous cast wire rod, shapes, profiles or flat rolled products. In addition, Aurubis produces many other metals such as precious metals, selenium, lead, nickel, tin or zinc. The portfolio also includes other products such as sulfuric acid or iron silicate.

Sustainability is a fundamental component of the Aurubis strategy. "Aurubis responsibly creates value from raw materials" - following this maxim, the company integrates sustainable actions and management into its corporate culture. This includes the careful use of natural resources, responsible social and ecological actions in the operating business and growth at a sensible and healthy rate.

Aurubis employs about 6,900 people, has production sites in Europe and the USA and an extensive global sales network.

Aurubis shares belong to the Prime Standard segment of the German Stock Exchange and are listed in the MDAX, the Global Challenges Index (GCX) and the Stoxx Europe 600.

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Aurubis AG

Hovestrasse 50

20539 Hamburg



+49 (0)40 / 78 83 - 31 78


+49 (0)40 / 78 83 - 31 30










Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard), Hamburg; Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange

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