German Biotechnology Company Evotec Shuts Down IT Systems

May 22, 2023


Evotec SE, the German biotechnology company, recently succumbed to a cyberattack. In a communiqué, the company said it preemptively shut down its IT systems as a result of the attack, disconnecting them from the internet. Evotec noted that its IT team is currently examining its IT systems to review the scope of the attack. “Highest diligence will be applied to data integrity,” it added in an announcement. Its Nasdaq shares appeared to be unaffected by the revelation, which described a IT network intrusion occurring on April 6.

The company has informed relevant authorities and said it had disconnected selected IT systems, but that it maintains business continuity at all global sites, prioritizing data integrity.

Incident Date

April 6, 2023



Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.


Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified