German Biotechnology Company Evotec Shuts Down IT Systems

April 6, 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.

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System Outage at Miltenyi Biotec after Ransomware Attack

November 3, 2020

Miltenyi Biotec announced that it experienced malware attacks that affected some of its order processing capabilities. “During the last two weeks, there have been isolated cases where order processing was impaired by malware in parts of our global IT infrastructure,” the company says. Mount Locker ransomware gang claimed responsibility for the attack earlier this month. The gang claims to have stolen more than 1GB of documents from Miltenyi Biotec.

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Biotech Firm Back Up After Malware Attack

November 16, 2020

Miltenyi Biotec is back up and running after a malware attack hit parts of its global infrastructure.
The company said in a note on its website: “Miltenyi Biotec is happy to announce that we are again fully operational.” Miltenyi Biotec started up in 1989 in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. The company offers solutions for cell and therapy research, including COVID-19-related products. It has facilities in 28 countries and has over 3,000 workers.
Over the past two weeks, various parts of the company ended up halted because of a malware attack.

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