- Business continuity upheld at all global sites after cyber attack
- Forensic examination ongoing with external experts
Hamburg, Germany, 10 April 2023:
Evotec SE (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, MDAX/TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809; NASDAQ: EVO) today announced an update on the cyber attack that was detected on 06 April, 2023.
Evotec noticed unusual activity in one of the Company’s IT systems and immediately took steps to maintain IT security and remediate the impact. As a proactive and preventive measure, all IT systems were taken offline to secure them from data corruption or breaches. Since then, a forensic examination is being conducted together with external IT specialists and other experts to ascertain the extent and potential impact. Evotec has informed the relevant authorities about the incident.
While systems are not connected to the network at this stage, the Company confirms that business continuity is upheld at all of its global sites. Highest diligence is applied to data integrity, and selected systems will stay offline until the forensic examination has been completed and security plans are in place.
Solutions will be implemented to keep all services available to its partners, but certain delays or slower responses might occur. Partners and suppliers can reach their contacts via a central email touchpoint (firstname.lastname@example.org) while more efficient email communication will be available in the coming days again.
Evotec will provide further updates on its website www.evotec.com.
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