OKD Systems Restored After Hack

OKD Coal Mine

OKD’s computer systems are fully operational after being disrupted by hackers in December. The company estimates damages at CZK 5 million.

Hackers attacked the company’s computer network before Christmas, and the company was forced to shut down mining operations on 23 December for security reasons. The OKD hack happened during the holidays, the company, in cooperation with external companies, created a separate internal computer network and resumed production on 27 December.

The OKD mining company is the only black coal producer in the Czech Republic. Coal mines in the Karviná region in the ČSA, Darkov, ČSM-Sever and ČSM-Jih mines. Since 2018, the company has been owned by the state through Prisko. Around 8500 people now work with contractor workers in the mines in Karviná. In 2018 OKD had a net profit of CZK 1.29 billion. The company will post a loss for 2019.