Cyber ​​crime – Emil Frey group fell victim to cyber attack – News

  • The Emil Frey Group is affected by a cyber attack.
  • Internal and external specialists are in the process of determining the extent of the damage and finding solutions, the car dealer announced in a communiqué on Tuesday evening.
  • Details on the type of hacker attack cannot currently be disclosed.

The communiqué also stated that the responsible authorities had been informed. “We ask for your understanding that we can only comment further once the investigations have been completed.”

The Emil Frey Group of ex-SVP National Councilor Walter Frey is one of the largest car dealers in Europe. In Switzerland, the group sells around 30 car brands, including Alfa Romeo, BMW, Fiat, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, the PSA brands Toyota and Volvo.

Cyber ​​attacks are increasing massively

Several Swiss companies have recently been attacked by hackers. Last week, for example, the CPH Chemie + Papier group fell victim to a cyber attack. The attack not only affected the IT systems, but also production in Perlen and in Müllheim. There the production of paper and packaging had been stopped as a precaution. The chemistry division, on the other hand, could continue to produce, it had been said.


In the past, the hackers focused more on the e-banking accounts of private individuals. The security systems are better today, however, and people are more sensitive to online dealings.


Overall, internet crime in Switzerland increased significantly again last year. According to a study by experts from Check Point Research (CPR), there were 65 percent more cyberattacks on companies than in the previous year.

Experts expect even more attacks

According to the information, the numbers for 2021 have shot up again, mainly because of the “Log4J” vulnerability uncovered in December. This affects almost every system in the world. The experts at Check Point Software Technologies anticipate that the numbers will continue to rise in the current year.


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