Luxottica Cyberattack Caused Service Outage to Several of its Brands
Luxottica Cyberattack Caused Service Outage to Several of its Brands

Luxottica, the owner of popular brands like RayBan, Armani, Prada etc, has reportedly hit by a cyberattack last week. Though the company hasn’t come up with an official statement yet, many Iranian news sites report the incident from the workers’ point of view, saying all the employees were sent back home citing serious IT problems.

Owner of RayBan Hit by a Cyberattack

While many have known the famous brands like RayBan and Armani, the owner group of those companies isn’t known to everyone. Luxottica, the proud owner of several luxurious brands like RayBan, Armani, Michael Kors, Prada, Chanel, Oakley, Coach, Bulgari, Oliver Peoples and Ferrari.

The parent company also deals with several eye care service providers like Eye Med, Pearle Vision and LensCrafters. It also operates the biggest Sunglass Hut retail chain and employees over 80,000 people worldwide. Since Friday evening, several users of it were reporting the outage of online services like Sunglass Hut, EyeMed, Ray-Ban, LensCrafters, and Pearle Vision.

Luxottica site down
Luxottica site down

This wondered many to think whether their information was breached in any potential cyberattack since the other Luxottica portals like one.luxotrica.com and university.luxottica.com are showing up maintenance notices. While the company hasn’t come up with any official statement yet, several Italian media houses started reporting it to to be a cyberattack.

Employees were also told to go back home via SMS alerts, and as per the information was given by union to the Italian media, the offices at Sedico and Agordo were suffering from “serious IT problems.” Later, as per Bad Packets reports to BleepingComputer says that Luxottica is using the Citrix ADC controllers, which are vested with CVE-2020-19781 vulnerability.

This is the same vulnerability reported to affected a German hospital, that halted emergency operations and indirectly caused for the death of a woman. While the case in there was an accidental ransomware attack, we suspect the same to have happened here too. Though Citrix has rolled out a patch for this vulnerability back in January this year, system admins neglect in updating it.

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