Pierre Fabre: a cyberattack forces the group to close factories

The Pierre Frabre group announced that it was the victim of a cyberattack on the night of Tuesday March 30 to Wednesday March 31. This attack forced the group to temporarily close some of its production plants.

Pierre Fabre production sites shut down

The French group Pierre Fabre announced to AFP that it was the victim of a cyberattack on the night of Tuesday, March 30 to Wednesday, March 31, 2021. This attack included we do not yet know the true extent forced the pharmaceutical and cosmetics group to shut down some of its production sites.

Thus, the group confirmed that a “Part of the production activities have been stopped “Specifying however that” however, the distribution of products is not interrupted “. An announcement that an employee of the Muret distribution center contradicts and proves by means of an SMS sent by the group to its employees. ” Following the computer incident, the activity is completely stopped. Also, a day of paid leave 2020 or recovery is imposed for the day of April 1 “.

A cyberattack of unknown magnitude

The management of Pierre Fabre has also announced that it is “ on the job “ with its technical teams ” to restore the situation as quickly as possible “. The French group has 10,000 employees around the world, including more than 6,000 in France. Originally from the Tarn, most of these large production sites are located in the region, particularly in Castres and Lavaur.

In 2020, the pharmaceutical and cosmetic laboratories Pierre Fabre achieved, despite the health crisis, a turnover of 2.2 billion euros. While the majority of production is still in France, 65% of the group’s turnover, which is not listed on the stock exchange, is produced internationally.