The website of the head office is also no longer accessible. The sites of the shops themselves still work, but report ‘IT problems as a result of a cyber attack’, which means that they are ‘not or hardly accessible’. We are ‘working hard’ on a solution.
Large companies are more often targeted by hackers. These can, among other things, ‘take hostage’ computer systems, with ransoms that – often paid in bitcoin – can run into the millions. It is not clear whether this is also the case with Mandemakers.
Ben Mandemakers, founder of De Mandemakers Groep, has built an empire with more than 10,000 employees from ‘a shed behind his parental home’, he told the newspaper last month. TV Show. He is number 27 on the list of richest Dutch people, with a wealth estimated by business magazine Quote of €1.3 billion.
The showrooms of the Mandemakers chains are still open as usual.
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