The pharmaceutical group confirms that it was the victim of a cyber attack on the night of March 30 to 31. The impact of the attack is not yet clear, but some production sites are shut down.
Bad surprise for the Pierre Fabre group: the management of the pharmaceutical and cosmetics group confirmed with AFP the information from France Bleu Occitanie, which announced yesterday that the company had been the victim of a computer attack that paralyzed several production sites. According to France Bleu, the attack took place on the night of March 30 to 31, at 4 a.m.
Several union sources relayed by AFP and the Dépêche du Midi confirm that employees have been sent home pending new information. The group's communications director evokes "an IT problem which led us to suspend part of our production activities" but ensures that the distribution of products is not affected. Several sources nevertheless maintain that all of the group's production sites are shut down and that the sites responsible for distribution are also affected, the management having imposed on its employees at the Muret distribution center to take one day compulsory leave on the 1st April, due to the "computer incident". The group has a total of fifty sites around the world, including fifteen based in France.
The management indicates for its part that only "part" of its production activities is affected, without giving more details on the extent of the incident. Technical teams are working to restore production, pending further details on the nature of the attack and the impact of this "IT problem" on the operation of the business.