An IT malfunction paralyzed the Volkswagen Group’s central infrastructure on Wednesday. Production in several plants is at a standstill, a company spokesman confirmed. The “Handelsblatt” had previously reported.

“We can confirm an IT disruption of network components at the Wolfsburg location,” said a company spokesman in the evening. “The disruption has existed since 12:30 p.m. and is currently being analyzed. There are implications for vehicle producing plants.” According to the current state of analysis, an external attack is unlikely to be the cause of the system malfunction. We are working hard on the fix.

According to “Handelsblatt”, the cause is still unknown. The company has convened the crisis team. According to information from the newspaper, large parts of IT and also the VW manufacturing plants are said to be affected. According to the company, production is currently at a standstill at the main plant in Wolfsburg as well as in Emden, Osnabrück and Zwickau. Nothing is currently going on in the offices at the Wolfsburg headquarters either.