Cyber ​​attack: industrial Tarkett victim of an attack for several days

by bold-lichterman

The French industrial Tarkett, specialist in floor coverings, has been hit for several days by a cyber attack which affects its activity in several ways, he announced Monday. ” Since April 29, 2020, Tarkett has been the victim of a cyber attack affecting part of its operations, despite the IT security measures implemented by the group ”, he said in a statement. ” Commercial activities and production remain disrupted ”, he said, promising a return to normal ” as quickly as possible “.

The group states that it has “immediately” shut down its computer system and ensures that it has put in place the necessary measures to protect the data of its customers and employees. Since the start of 2019, several companies have had to explain to their shareholders that they had lost tens of millions of euros in revenue due to cyber attacks crippling their business.

The French analysis group Eurofins has estimated to have lost 69 million euros in revenue due to a ransomware attack which interrupted its activity for 17 days in June 2019. The list of victims also includes the Norwegian producer of aluminum Norsk Hydro and, in France, the groups Essilor, Altran, Fleury-Michon and Bouygues, which nevertheless assured that its accounts had not been affected.