Kettle checks leader hit by ‘Russian origin’ cyberattack

Strix Group, listed on AIM, was the subject of a cyberattack “of Russian origin”.

The group, which specializes in temperature control systems for kettles but has branched out into water purification and disinfection solutions for the livestock industry in China, said the recent incident had been detected and treated.

He said the attack mainly hit his servers in the Isle of Man and the UK.

It immediately engaged external specialists and took precautionary measures with its IT infrastructure, including taking its systems offline while it investigated the nature and extent of the incident and implemented its business continuity plan. activities.

Isle of Man-based Strix said all of its systems have now been restored and are fully operational.

And it reassured the markets that there was no impact on customer orders or sales, with all the group’s activities remaining operational.

Strix said it has also appointed cybersecurity experts to continue to monitor and support the group in this incident, as well as report on the attack and make recommendations to further improve and refine the group’s processes and procedures.

Strix’s statement to the stock exchange this morning said: “The group is fully aware of its obligations and is working with its professional advisers, law enforcement and relevant regulatory authorities and will provide further updates as appropriate.”

Russian authorities have increased their cyber capabilities since the country invaded Ukraine last week.

The group’s shares fell slightly at the start of the session following the opening of the markets. The shares opened at 243.61p per share and fell to 240.50p per share, before rising to 243.45p. As of 9am, the stock stood at 241.5 pence per share, a drop of 0.82%. Strix shares closed the day at 244.50p.

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