London Stock Exchange listed global leader in molten metal flow engineering and technology principally serving process industries operating in challenging high temperature conditions, principally serving the steel and foundry, Vesuvius was hit by a cyber attack on 6 February 2022. Vesuvius said “The incident has involved unauthorized access to our systems. Immediately upon becoming aware of unauthorized activity on our networks, we have taken the necessary steps to investigate and respond to the incident, including shutting down affected systems. We are working with leading cyber security experts to support our investigations and identify the extent of the issue, including the impact on production and contract fulfillment.”Vesuvius added “We are taking steps to comply with all relevant regulatory obligations in light of the information that emerges from our ongoing investigations.”With 17 research centers across the globe and an annual investment of GBP 33.2 million in research and development, Vesuvius continues to lead innovation in our industry. From origins in Pittsburgh to the establishment of our newly opened R&D center for Advanced Refractories in Visakhapatnam in 2017, Vesuvius has always innovated for our customers, anticipating the development of breakthrough technology and processes. Today, Vesuvius is exploring new ways to integrate continuous data capture into solutions to give customers the insights they need.