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Pharma-testing biz Eurofins Scientific says it fell victim to ‘new version’ of malware

Bio-analytical testing biz Eurofins Scientific today admitted it was the subject of a ransomware attack at the weekend.

The Paris Stock Exchange-listed group operates in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics product testing. It has 800 labs spread across 47 countries.

The company said in a statement that its tech security team had detected the malware.

Upon detection of the issues, according to our incident management procedures, many systems and servers were taken off line by the group’s IT teams to contain the activity of this new version of malware.

Defenx PLC (LON:DFX), founded in 2009 and listed on the London Stock Exchange, is an up-and-coming company in the mobile security sector which offers a wide range of solutions for the protection of smartphones, desktop PCs and laptops.

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