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Already weakened, Camaïeu faces a cyberattack

The fashion brand Camaeu was targeted by a cyber attack targeting its computer systems and its online sales site. A delicate situation for the group which has already suffered several crises.

As former president Jacques Chirac said – or almost – it always flies in “trouble”. This is unfortunately the case for the fashion brand Camaïeu which, after having to face the crisis of the yellow vests, the Covid-19 and a judicial reorganization, was targeted by a computer attack. “Our company was unfortunately the victim of a cyber attack which directly targeted our brand and more specifically our e-commerce site and our computer system”, explains the company on its website.

This cyberattack is extremely bad for the group which, like all ready-to-wear brands in particular, had just reopened its doors on May 19, 2021. Because beyond the e-commerce site, the question of an impact on the chain group logistics and replenishment really arises. Especially since at the end of May 2021, it was the Camaïeu service provider for the management of its stocks, Dispeo, which also suffered an attack via its holding company Hopps.

A position of weakness conducive to extortion

The nature of this cyberattack remains to be determined, but ransomware cannot be ruled out. Did the cyberattackers target the troubled group and think in this context that it would need to quickly resume its activities by paying a ransom? The current investigation will provide an answer to this question but it remains to be seen whether Camaïeu will play the transparency card via appropriate cyber crisis communication or remain unclear. In any case, the company wishes to reassure customers by indicating that there is no impact on banking and payment data.

Several days passed before the group reported on its cyber incident, contenting itself with mentioning a “malfunction” of its website or even “maintenance”. The group promises in its communication a return to normal before the end of this week. This Friday, June 11, 2021, the Camaïeu site is still unavailable.

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The style model Camaeu was focused by a cyber assault concentrating on its pc techniques and its on-line gross sales web site. A fragile state of affairs for the group which has already suffered a number of crises.

As former president Jacques Chirac mentioned – or nearly – it at all times flies in “bother”. That is sadly the case for the style model Camaïeu which, after having to face the disaster of the yellow vests, the Covid-19 and a judicial reorganization, was focused by a pc assault. “Our firm was sadly the sufferer of a cyber assault which instantly focused our model and extra particularly our e-commerce web site and our pc system”, explains the corporate on its web site.

This cyberattack is extraordinarily dangerous for the group which, like all ready-to-wear manufacturers particularly, had simply reopened its doorways on Could 19, 2021. As a result of past the e-commerce web site, the query of an affect on the chain group logistics and replenishment actually arises. Particularly since on the finish of Could 2021, it was the Camaïeu service supplier for the administration of its shares, Dispeo, which additionally suffered an assault by way of its holding firm Hopps.

A place of weak spot conducive to extortion

The character of this cyberattack stays to be decided, however ransomware can’t be dominated out. Did the cyberattackers goal the troubled group and assume on this context that it will must rapidly resume its actions by paying a ransom? The present investigation will present a solution to this query but it surely stays to be seen whether or not Camaïeu will play the transparency card by way of acceptable cyber disaster communication or stay unclear. In any case, the corporate needs to reassure clients by indicating that there is no such thing as a affect on banking and cost knowledge.

A number of days handed earlier than the group reported on its cyber incident, contenting itself with mentioning a “malfunction” of its web site and even “upkeep”. The group guarantees in its communication a return to regular earlier than the tip of this week. This Friday, June 11, 2021, the Camaïeu web site continues to be unavailable.

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Baxter Thomas
Digital/Social Producer. I am an MEng Computer Science graduate from the United Kingdom, primarily specialising in data analytics and machine learning. I now work as a technology content writer and my data research has been accepted at conferences including the British Conference of Undergraduate Research.

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