Tim explained via video conference that there are usually two ways for an attack like the one in Ludwigshafen: Less likely, he said, is an attack via a technical vulnerability. More often, hackers break into the system via the human factor (for example, through phishing e-mails) in order to spread further and further, Tim said.
The goal is to encrypt the system's internal data for blackmail on the one hand and to exfiltrate it on the other hand in order to be able to threaten to publish it.
You can watch the whole contribution in the Sat1 broadcast 17:30 with Tim as an expert here:
Sat1 Mediathek 17:30 LIVE - Broadcast from 28.10.2022