19 September 2023
Cyber criminals target group in run-up to shareholders' meeting.
POTATO breeder Royal HZPC Group BV recently fell victim to cyber-theft, losing an undisclosed amount of cash to criminals.
The breeder made a formaly announcement that, as a result of a form of cybercrime, a "large amount of money" had been transferred to a bank account belonging to criminals.
"We are working together with the banks and the police to limit the damage. The outcome of this is still far from certain. An external forensic investigation has started," the announcement stated.
Royal HZPC Group BV is in the process of completing the preparation of its annual accounts for the financial year 2022-2023. These annual accounts would normally be adopted at the General Meeting of shareholders on October 5th but is likely to be affected by the theft, it added.