March 25, 2020 / 4:11 PM / 8 days ago

EssilorLuxottica says Essilor targeted by cyberattack

FILE PHOTO: Lens producer Essilor's logo is seen at the company's headquarters in Charenton-le-Pont, France, August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) - EssilorLuxottica said on Wednesday Essilor had been subject of a cyberattack on March 21 which disrupted access to some of its group servers and computers.

“The malware is a new type of virus. Essilor took immediate action – with the support of leading external antivirus experts – to prevent the spread of the malware,” a spokeswoman with the Franco-Italian eyewear group said.

The spokeswoman refused to say if industrial operations had been affected but said incriminated servers had been isolated and new patches and firewalls installed.

Reporting by Matthias Blamont; Editing by Benoit Van Overstraeten

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