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Complaint against X from Pierre Fabre Laboratory after a cyberattack

2021-04-07T11:07:36.110Z

On March 31, part of the laboratory's production had to be stopped after a fraudulent entry of data into the computer system.



The Pierre Fabre laboratory filed a complaint against X following a cyberattack on March 31, which caused the shutdown of a large part of the production of its pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.

"

A complaint against X has been filed by the Pierre Fabre laboratories

," the communications department of the third French laboratory, headquartered in Castres, Tarn, told AFP on Wednesday.

The complaint targets a "

fraudulent introduction of data into an automated processing system

", according to the Castres prosecutor's office.

Read also: The pharmaceutical group Pierre Fabre victim of a cyberattack, factories closed

Disruptions continued to affect production sites, but a return to normal is expected in the coming days, according to the company.

In a statement the day after the attack, the pharmaceutical group announced that the spread of the computer virus was "

completely contained

".

Pierre Fabre, an unlisted group, achieved a turnover of 2.2 billion euros in 2020, of which 65% abroad.

It has several business segments, dermo-cosmetics constituting the majority of its sales (around 60%).

Pierre Fabre, pharmacist and founder in 1962 of this company, died in 2013 at the age of 87.

The group is 86% owned by the Pierre Fabre Foundation.

Source: lefigaro

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