The victim, a prestigious multinational corporation in the boating industry, faced a cyberattack that disrupted its IT infrastructure. The company, which holds a significant market presence with its diverse range of boats and leisure homes, recognized the intrusion during the night of February 18 to 19, prompting an immediate and comprehensive shutdown of its information systems.
According to sources, the attack compelled several production units, especially in France, to either slow down or completely cease operations for a few days. In response, the company deployed backup applications and systems to resume activities in a secure yet degraded mode while conducting thorough investigations to fully restore all systems. Despite the disruption, the financial impact of the incident is reportedly covered by the company’s insurance policies.
Following the attack, the victim has been working diligently with cybersecurity experts and authorities to mitigate the consequences. Further details regarding the incident's implications on the company’s financial results were anticipated to be shared in a subsequent report on the annual revenues for the year ended December 31, 2020, with an estimated impact of 45 M€.