Dim, a manufacturer of underwear, has put "part" its 800 employees on indefinite furlough after a "serious cyber incident", according to the company. The statement was made Monday without commenting on claims by local media that Dim had suffered a cyberattack.
"DBI (Dim Brands International), has been suffering from a serious incident that has had an impact on our computer network since the middle of last Week. "We have taken all necessary precautions and are actively working towards restoring our services as soon possible," stated DIM, which is owned by American Regent LP.
"Due to this incident, part our workforce was placed on temporary work until we can resume our activities. The text states that the store network is still operating as usual. A spokesperson for the company refused to answer questions about reports in the local press that evoked a cyberattack.
DIM, the French underwear brand that claims to be the most popular in France, was last November sold by Hanesbrand, an American multinational, to Regent LP, an American private equity fund, for a symbolic Euro, with liabilities.