The Czech company OKD interrupted mining in all its mines in the Karviná region for safety reasons. The reason is hacker attacks that paralyzed the company’s computer network, OKD spokesman Ivo Čelechovský said on Monday.

Experts from the Czech National Office for Cybernetics and information security. The company has already begun the reinstallation of the most important stations and the restoration of systems to ensure mining and security to work in a separate small network, which computer experts create. Virus analysis will be available in the new year and complete data recovery will be time consuming. He is cooperating with OKD to investigate the attack police, said Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček (for YES).

This month, the cryptovirus attacked the hospital’s computer system in Benešov. The device operated in a limited mode, they worked on the remedy IT specialists. After the virus attack, it was not possible to start the devices, including computer network, the planned operations had to be canceled. Doctors there will not start operating until January.

The whole network fell

“The computer network of OKD became from Sunday to Monday the victim of a hacker attack that caused an immediate malfunction of the whole the mining company’s network and all their servers. So it is at present out of service complete network infrastructure and security For these reasons, the management of OKD immediately stopped mining in all of them their mines, “said Čelechovský.

According to him, the first attack of malicious code came on Friday, December 20. “According to computer specialists, the purpose was to create an entrance fee point. The main attack then came on Sunday, December 22 around 22:00, when malicious code comprehensively attacked and paralyzed the entire infrastructure of the company, “ said a spokesman for OKD.

Even though mining is not taking place, employees who they control individual systems and perform physical maintenance. “Electronic sensors that monitor the presence of methane in the underground are fully functional. They are run separately outside the core network, “he said on Tuesday Čelechovský.

Data recovery will take

The head of the company’s IT department, Martin Straka, stated that it is necessary not only completely restore data from backups, but mainly do so-called clean installation, as in the case of the Benešov hospital.

“However, according to computer experts from the National Office for Cyber ​​and Information Security (NUKIB) will be timed more demanding, because OKD’s infrastructure is several times more complex as in a hospital, “said Straka.

Čelechovský told ČTK that the complete characteristics of the detected virus and its analysis, including an efficient and safe way of disposal OKD will have to clean all stations with regard to time dispositions NÚKIB available only in the new year.

“But already during the Christmas holidays, the company started with the reinstallation of the most important stations and with the renewal of the systems that will work in a so – called separate small network, mainly with regard to ensuring the planned extraction, but above all safety employees, “he said.

He said the company was just finishing mining the planned volumes and on holidays should have limited traffic. Damage caused so according to Čelechovský will not be high. Full operation will thus start according to plan December 27.

The Czech company OKD interrupted mining in all its mines in the Karviná region for safety reasons. The reason is hacker attacks that paralyzed the company’s computer network, OKD spokesman Ivo Čelechovský said on Monday.

Experts from the Czech National Office for Cybernetics and information security. The company has already begun the reinstallation of the most important stations and the restoration of systems to ensure mining and security to work in a separate small network, which computer experts create. Virus analysis will be available in the new year and complete data recovery will be time consuming. He is cooperating with OKD to investigate the attack police, said Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček (for YES).

This month, the cryptovirus attacked the hospital’s computer system in Benešov. The device operated in a limited mode, they worked on the remedy IT specialists. After the virus attack, it was not possible to start the devices, including computer network, the planned operations had to be canceled. Doctors there will not start operating until January.

The whole network fell

“The computer network of OKD became from Sunday to Monday the victim of a hacker attack that caused an immediate malfunction of the whole the mining company’s network and all their servers. So it is at present out of service complete network infrastructure and security For these reasons, the management of OKD immediately stopped mining in all of them their mines, “said Čelechovský.

According to him, the first attack of malicious code came on Friday, December 20. “According to computer specialists, the purpose was to create an entrance fee point. The main attack then came on Sunday, December 22 around 22:00, when malicious code comprehensively attacked and paralyzed the entire infrastructure of the company, “ said a spokesman for OKD.

Even though mining is not taking place, employees who they control individual systems and perform physical maintenance. “Electronic sensors that monitor the presence of methane in the underground are fully functional. They are run separately outside the core network, “he said on Tuesday Čelechovský.

Data recovery will take

The head of the company’s IT department, Martin Straka, stated that it is necessary not only completely restore data from backups, but mainly do so-called clean installation, as in the case of the Benešov hospital.

“However, according to computer experts from the National Office for Cyber ​​and Information Security (NUKIB) will be timed more demanding, because OKD’s infrastructure is several times more complex as in a hospital, “said Straka.

Čelechovský told ČTK that the complete characteristics of the detected virus and its analysis, including an efficient and safe way of disposal OKD will have to clean all stations with regard to time dispositions NÚKIB available only in the new year.

“But already during the Christmas holidays, the company started with the reinstallation of the most important stations and with the renewal of the systems that will work in a so – called separate small network, mainly with regard to ensuring the planned extraction, but above all safety employees, “he said.

He said the company was just finishing mining the planned volumes and on holidays should have limited traffic. Damage caused so according to Čelechovský will not be high. Full operation will thus start according to plan December 27.