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Update 1 I Ransomware Security Incident at Leschaco on August 21, 2021
Dear Valued Customer / Business Partner,
we informed you yesterday that part of our IT system has been attacked and infected by a ransomware.
We are aware of this incident since the morning hours of Saturday, August 21.
We are making good progress in recovering our systems. Currently 85% of our servers have been
successfully restored. In the meantime, we have started screening the whole infrastructure landscape
with specialist forensic teams for traces of corrupted files on our servers. We therefore need to take
further measures in the clean-up of our systems which will prolong our outage. It is at this point difficult
to assess when this step can be concluded.
Jointly with all experts on the ground, we have decided to only bring back our IT systems when we feel it
is safe for our customers and business partners and we are sure that we can resume work safely without
possibility for any setbacks. The security of our customers and business partners is our top priority.
Our operational teams are advised to find workarounds to handle the situation and to serve our
customers in the best way possible. We do apologize for any delays in our services in the course of this
Our EDI converter has not been compromised and is receiving incoming messages normally. Our
communication platforms and channels are not affected by this incident. You can reach your contact
person at Leschaco via e-mail and phone. If you seek real-time information about the incident, please
visit our website or subscribe to our twitter account. Of course, we will keep you informed also via our
The Leschaco Group is a traditional, owner-managed logistics service provider and offers
intercontinental logistics solutions for sea and air freight as well as contract logistics and tank container
As a proven partner for leading companies in plant construction and mechanical engineering,
automotive, chemical and related industries, producers of consumer goods and pharmaceuticals,
Leschaco offers comprehensive logistics solutions from one single source. Our globally standardised IT–
environment guarantees the required high process transparency.
Leschaco (Lexzau, Scharbau GmbH & Co. KG)
Kap-Horn-Str. 18 | 28237 Bremen, Germany
Please note that all information reported in the Customer Advisory is to the best of our knowledge at the time of writing, but we cannot guarantee its correctness or accuracy.
nday, August 23, 2021