conti attacks OTP Industrial Solutions

Incident Date:

April 28, 2022

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conti attacks OTP Industrial Solutions


OTP Industrial Solutions




columbus, USA

ohio, USA

First Reported

April 28, 2022

OTP Industrial Solutions Suffers Ransomware Attack

Company Overview

OTP Industrial Solutions has established itself as a frontrunner in the industrial distribution sector, offering a comprehensive array of products and services. These include electrical supplies, power transmission parts, automation safety products, and fluid power systems. The company prides itself on its partnerships with industry-leading vendors such as Eaton, Siemens, and Omron. OTP's operational footprint spans several key locations across the United States, including Columbus, Indianapolis, Louisville, Detroit Livonia, Somerset, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, and Charleston - Scott Depot.

Vulnerabilities and Impact

The recent ransomware attack on OTP Industrial Solutions underscores the escalating cyber threat landscape facing operational technology (OT) systems within the industrial domain. A significant portion of industrial firms, over half (54%), have experienced ransomware attacks that have affected their OT systems, either directly or through associated IT systems. This marks a worrying uptick from 2021, where 47% of companies reported operational impacts due to ransomware. The convergence of IT and OT systems has notably broadened the potential attack surface, elevating the risk of operational disruptions. Furthermore, the imperative to maintain uninterrupted operations in the industrial sector renders these entities more susceptible to ransom demands, thereby attracting more cybercriminal attention towards OT systems.

Mitigation and Future Initiatives

In response to the growing threat of ransomware, organizations are increasingly adopting various risk scoring methodologies to enhance vulnerability management and network segmentation efforts. Among the most prevalent methods are the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), risk scores provided by existing security solutions, the Exploit Prediction Scoring System (EPSS), and the Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) Catalog. With the industrial sector facing heightened threats and consequential financial losses, there is a clear movement towards the establishment of industry regulations and standards. These measures are pivotal in guiding OT security priorities and investments. To navigate these evolving challenges, OTP and similar industrial entities must strengthen their risk assessment, vulnerability management, and network segmentation strategies, thereby fortifying their defenses against cyber-physical system threats.


  • Ransomware, Data Breaches Inundate OT & Industrial Sector. Available at: Trellix
  • 75% of the Industrial Sector Experienced a Ransomware Attack in the Past Year - Claroty Study Finds. Available at: Claroty

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