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Victim of a cyberattack, the production of the pharmaceutical group Pierre Fabre is at a standstill

“Part of the production activities” of Pierre Fabre has been at a standstill since Wednesday March 31 following a computer attack, according to France Blue Occitania. The management of the pharmaceutical and cosmetics group has confirmed this information and promises that the technical teams are “hard at work to restore the situation as quickly as possible”.

The company, which markets products under different brands such as A-Derma, Klorane, René Furterer …, has not yet officially communicated on this incident. At present, the company’s site is not functioning.

Product distribution would be affected

Management says “product distribution” was unaffected by the attack. An assertion contradicted by employees working at the Muret distribution center, in Haute-Garonne, cited by The world. “Following the computer incident, the activity is completely stopped. Also, a day of paid vacation 2020 or recovery is imposed for the day of April 1“, wrote the management to its collaborators.

The nature of the computer attack has not been disclosed. Some employees told France Bleu Occitanie that the attack “would have come from AsiaThis information should be taken with great care, however.

Based in Castres in the Tarn region, Pierre Fabre has nearly 10,000 employees worldwide, including 6,000 in France. Its activities are spread over around fifty sites, including 15 in France. The group achieved a turnover of 2.2 billion euros in 2020, of which 65% abroad.

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