Aperol owner Campari Group has advised its customers to beware of any unwanted contact or fraud attempts after a recent malware attack compromised thousands of customers’ personal information.
Campari Group was subject to a targeted malware attack on 1 November.
After technical investigations, Campari Group confirmed a directory containing 4,736 employees, 1,443 former employees and 1,088 consultants’ personal information has been compromised.
Furthermore, Campari Group believes personal and corporate data for around 10,000 active customers and 8,500 active suppliers may also have been compromised.
The group said it does not systematically hold personal credit card or other payment information or credentials, or any personal passwords.
There was also no indication that Campari Group websites have been accessed. Furthermore, all business passwords to access Campari Group were encrypted.
Campari Group said the investigation into information that has potentially been taken or compromised is ongoing, and that the company is taking all actioned ‘deemed appropriate’ to protect its IT software from further attacks.
The company is advising all those who may have been affected by the breach to be aware of any phishing attempts, alteration of payment details or errors by Campari Group or to Campari Group, such as changes to IBAN codes. It warned people not to respond to suspicious requests or messages, particularly in relation to payments.
In an update about the cyber attack, Campari Group said: “Campari Group offers its sincerest apologies for any complications and concerns that this may bring to its potentially impacted employees, customers, suppliers, business partners, as well as to its many stakeholders.”
Those who wish to enquire about personal information that may have been compromised or who need support should contact Daniele di Maiuta, group data protection officer: [email protected]
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Author: Melita Kiely