Ransomware Attack Affects Worldwide Operations of Italian Eyewear Giant Luxottica

June 23, 2023


Italy-based eyewear and eyecare giant Luxottica has reportedly suffered a ransomware attack that has led to the shutdown of operations in Italy and China and data leaked on the dark web. .

Union sources confirmed to Italian media Ansa that the employees were sent home due to "serious IT problems." The ransomware attack affected the company worldwide, and for days offices were not fully operational.

Security official Nicola Vanin stated in a LinkedIn post "Once the event was analysed, the clues were collected in less than 24 hours and the procedure for cleaning up the affected servers began. Work activities are gradually returning to normal in the #Milano plants and headquarters."

He also stated that "There is currently no access or theft of information from users and consumers." However a month later the Windows Nefilim ransomware group leaked financial and human resources operations data on the dark web.

Incident Date

September 18, 2020



Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

Threat Source

No threat source identified