A recent ransomware attack targeting furniture maker Steelcase Inc. caused the company to shut down operations for two weeks according to information the company submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
In the SEC filing, Steelcase said that it detected a cyberattack on its information technology systems Oct. 22. The company said that implemented a series of containment and remediation measures to address the situation. Those measures included the company “shutting down most of its global order management, manufacturing and distribution systems and operations for approximately two weeks.”
The ransomware attack itself was first reported in the media Oct. 27 and was attributed to the Ryuk ransomware gang. The fact that it was forced to cease nearly all operations for two weeks makes this attack standout from what would usually be yet another ransomware attack.
Steelcase, founded in 1912, is not a small business. The company is listed on