Pharma-testing biz Eurofins Scientific says it fell victim to ‘new version’ of malware


Bio-analytical testing biz Eurofins Scientific today admitted it was the subject of a ransomware attack at the weekend.

The Paris Stock Exchange-listed group operates in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics product testing. It has 800 labs spread across 47 countries.

The company said in a statement that its tech security team had detected the malware.

Resident techies and a team of external infosec specialists tried to “mitigate the impact” and are said to be “working hard to return the IT operations to normal”.

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Source:  The Register