Pernod Ricard’s London office hit by cyber attack
The London-based office of French spirits manufacturer Pernod Ricard has been hit by a cyber attack.
The company noted that the breach was fully contained and there was 'no impact on business operations', reported Reuters.
A spokeswoman was quoted by the news agency as saying: "At midday on Tuesday, we discovered unusual activity and evidence of a cyber attack at Pernod Ricard London."
The company is also set to publish its annual report at the end of this month.
According to British Chambers of Commerce survey of 1,200 businesses across the UK, nearly 20% of the companies have been hit by cyber attacks over the past year.
Only 24% of these companies had cyber security accreditations.
Pernod Ricard produces a wide range of alcoholic spirits, including brands such as Absolut Vodka, Chivas Regal, The Glenlivet, and Beefeater Gin.
The company recently acquired a significant stake in Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal.
The financial details of the transaction were not revealed.
In July, Pernod Ricard has signed an agreement to sell its Glenallachie Distillery in Scotland to a consortium led by former BenRiach Distillery managing director Billy Walker.
The sale agreement was to be executed through Pernod Ricard subsidiary Chivas Brothers, while the Glenallachie consortium also includes Graham Stevenson and Trisha Savage.