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Norway's Norsk Hydro hit by 'extensive' cyberattack

AFP  |  Oslo 

One of the world's biggest producers, Norway's Norsk Hydro, said Tuesday it had been hit by a cyber-attack of unknown origin.

"became victim of an extensive cyberattack in the early hours of Tuesday, impacting operations in several of the company's business areas," the group said in a statement.

said it was too early to determine the full extent of the attack, or its origin.

"Our IT department is working to contain the impact" of the attack, he told AFP.

Most of the company's IT systems were affected, many of them disconnected and switched to manual operations.

The group's website was down on Tuesday morning.

The sent the firm's share price tumbling 2.0 per cent in early trading on the

(NSM), tasked with protecting the country from cyberattacks, espionage, sabotage or acts of terrorism, said it was assisting

"We are obviously trying to identify whether it will spread, but we have not detected anything yet," NSM's said.

The attack came a day after was appointed as the company's new CEO, replacing retiring Svein She became one of the few women to head a major global company.

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First Published: Tue, March 19 2019. 16:35 IST