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EssilorLuxottica says Essilor targeted by cyberattack

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Mar 25, 2020
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EssilorLuxottica said on Wednesday Essilor had been subject of a cyberattack on March 21 which disrupted access to some of its group servers and computers.




"The malware is a new type of virus. Essilor took immediate action – with the support of leading external antivirus experts – to prevent the spread of the malware," a spokeswoman with the Franco-Italian eyewear group said.

The spokeswoman refused to say if industrial operations had been affected but said incriminated servers had been isolated and new patches and firewalls installed.

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