Läderach affected by cyber attack - Update 13 September 2022

Bilten, September 13, 2022 –The Swiss chocolatier Läderach became the target of a cyber attack on 5 September. Immediately after the attack was detected, the emergency board established for such cases was deployed to verify the incident as well as to decide on further measures to contain the problem. The responsible authorities were informed immediately. We published a press release on 6 September Läderach | Läderach affected by cyber attack | chocolatier suisse (laderach.com)

Production, logistics and administration were initially affected, but have almost fully resumed their work. All branches in Switzerland and abroad are still open as usual, and customers are not feeling any adverse effects. The full extent of the impact is still under investigation. The Emergency Board, together with external IT and forensic experts, is working at full speed to further analyse and eliminate the problems. We are in close coordination with the supervisory and investigative authorities.

We are herewith notifying individuals residing in Switzerland and in the EU and who have been previously employed by Läderach. In particular, personal data of employees may have been accessed without authorization, and Läderach is taking measures to avoid potential damages to our current and former employees. If you, as individual and former employee, have any questions, please contact our Human Resources team at [email protected] or our DPO at [email protected].

Läderach – chocolatier suisse
Freshness, craftsmanship, Switzerland - that's what the Swiss chocolate manufacturer Läderach - chocolatier suisse stands for. The family-owned company, founded in 1962 and employing around 1,500 people from more than 50 countries across the group, is headquartered in the canton of Glarus in Switzerland. Läderach oversees the entire production process from the cocoa bean to the store counter and produces exclusively in Switzerland. As one of only a few premium suppliers, the company thus guarantees sustainable quality from the cocoa bean to the end product. The handcrafted premium products are offered in over 100 of the company's own chocolateries with sales locations in 15 countries, as well as through franchise partners in the Middle East and Asia. Chocolate lovers can also conveniently order the specialties from Switzerland in the online store (www.laderach.com)..

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Matthias Goldbeck
Global Head of Corporate Communications

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