Cybersecurity Incident: Wind Turbine Giant Shutdown

Cybersecurity incident that has led to the shutdown of Vestas IT systems across multiple business units and locations worldwide.

The Danish Wind turbine manufacturing giant Vestas has been a victim of a cybersecurity incident. This hit has led to the shutdown of the company’s IT systems across multiple business units and locations worldwide.

The incident occurred on November 19, with the company warning that the shutdown may affect customers, employees, and other stakeholders.

“We are working together with our internal and external partners to contain the issue fully and recover our systems,”


Preliminary findings indicate that the cybersecurity incident has impacted parts of its internal IT infrastructure. Additionally, it has compromised valuable data, according to the company. The work and investigation are still ongoing.

In the meantime, there is no indication that the incident has impacted third party operations. This includes customer and supply chain operations.

“Vestas’ manufacturing, construction and service teams have been able to continue operations, although several operational IT systems have been shut down as a precaution. It has already initiated a gradual and controlled reopening of all IT systems.”


Earlier in November, the Wind turbine giant assigned Maersk to handle all of its containerised transport in an effort to solve its supply chain disruptions.

Such cybersecurity incidents are directly contributing to the delay of the Maritime Digitalization since cyber technologies struggle to gain the trust of the industry and they can lose it straight away.

The shipping industry may achieve its digitalization through numerous concepts. Hence, enhanced cybersecurity levels need to overthrow the challenge of trust, likewise in Digital Twin Technology.

Photo: Vestas