Ransomware shutdown Luxottica operations in Italy and China. Luxottica, the Italian-based eyewear manufacturer, is the largest company of its kind in the world. Luxottica has popular brands such as Ferrari, Michael Kors, Ray-Ban, Armani, Coach, and others in its expansive portfolio.
Their sales portals, one.luxotrica.com and university.loxottica.com, currently display nothing but a maintenance message “OneLuxottica is temporarily unavailable. We are working to bring it live as soon as possible.”
Ransomware shutdown Luxottica operations. Their 80,000+ employees received text messages telling them to go home. A little more than a day later, the company releases a brief statement explaining they were the victims of a ransomware attack.
The statement reads in part, as follows:
“…There is currently no access or theft of information from users and consumers. Once the event was analyzed, 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.”
There’s no evidence that the ransomware which shut down Luxottica operations stole any user data. However, if you were planning on ordering a new pair of Ray-Bans or some other type of designer eyewear, you’ll probably have to put those plans on hold for the time being.
Luxottica didn’t reveal additional details about the attack causing the shutdown or how much of a ransom the attackers demanded. We also don’t know whether or not Luxottica has decided to pay the ransom or restore their system from available backups. For now, it’s just enough to know ransomware shut down Luxottica operations in Italy and China.