Pilz, one of the biggest producers of automation tools worldwide, has been severely crippled for the last week following a ransomware attack. According to the company "since Sunday, October 13, 2019, all server and PC workstations including the communication network have been affected worldwide." Up till now the manufacturer managed to restore email communication fully and deliveries - partly.
The company has become another victim of BitPaymer ransomware, notorious for going after high-profile and high-value organisations only. Their other recent target has been French TV station M6.