Tarkett floored by cyber attack

Graham Cluley @gcluley

Tarkett floored by cyber attack

French flooring company Tarkett has revealed that it was hit by a cyber attack on April 29th, and that its operations continue to be disrupted as a result:

Tarkett is the victim of a cyber-attack that has affected part of its operations since April 29th despite the IT security measures implemented by the Group.

In response, Tarkett immediately shut down its information technology systems and put in place the necessary preventive measures to protect its operations as well as the data of its employees, customers and partners.

Tarkett’s teams are currently fully mobilized with the support of leading third-party IT experts and forensics to return operations to normal as soon as possible. Commercial and production operations currently remain disrupted.

Tarkett is in contact with the relevant authorities and has notified its cybersecurity insurer.

Tarkett press release

There are no technical details being shared as to the nature of the attack at the moment, but I don’t think anyone would be surprised if it turned out that Tarkett had been hit by ransomware.

Graham Cluley Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.