Cyberattack at Drug Distributor Alliance Healthcare Impacts Pharmacies in Spain.

January 25, 2024

INCIDENT

A cyberattack on one of the main distributors of Catalan pharmacies, Alliance Healthcare, is disrupting medicines supplies, according to the Spanish daily 'El País.' A week later, the company’s website is still completely inaccessible. Alliance Healthcare’s billing systems and ordering processes are also in utter chaos, El País’ sources said. Outages led to supply delays, with pharmacies across the northeastern Catalonia region seeing the biggest impact.

While the affected company is one of the leading distributors to Catalan pharmacies, the industry has been able to cope with medicines supplies as they work with different distribution companies.

Incident Date

March 17, 2023

Location

Spain

Estimated Cost


No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified