Meal voucher provider Edenred hit by malware attack
Monday, 25 November 2019
The Belgian subsidiary of the group was also concerned by the attack. Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Edenred — the French company known for issuing meal vouchers in Belgium — announced on Sunday that operations have returned to normal after the computer attack last Thursday.
“A new generation of malware was identified and did not spread,” the company stressed.
Thanks to precautionary measures taken after the attack – including disconnecting systems to protect business and customer transactions – the company was able to swiftly return to normal, Edenred said in a statement.
According to further analysis, “there is no evidence at this stage that personal data of any kind has been stolen or consulted, nor was there contamination of any sort to Edenred clients,” it added.
The Belgian subsidiary of the group was also concerned by the attack.
Edenred offers transactional solutions for businesses, employees and traders. It is present in 46 countries, employs 10,000 people and managed 2.5 billion payment transactions last year, representing a turnover close to €30 billion.