The Addtech companies affected by the IT attack on October 30 now all have access to secure IT environments and functioning systems. Most are back in relatively normal production.
An initial preliminary estimate shows that the data breach will have an effect on EBITA in fiscal year 2019/2020 with approximately 150 million SEK. A more detailed distribution between direct costs and the effects of loss of income, as well as distribution between business areas and quarters will be communicated as soon as possible before reporting the third quarter on February 5, 2020. Liquidity remains good in the Group as a whole.
As previously announced, the attack was a so-called ransomware attack in which 80 of the group's 130 companies were hit, equivalent to about half of the group's turnover. Following the attack, a brand new IT environment with significantly more security layers has been built together with some of Europe's foremost cybersecurity experts.
The attack has caused some data losses, but not to a significant extent in terms of the Group as a whole.
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