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MMA Assurances: a cyberattack paralyzes the IT system of the company based in Le Mans

Big hassle at MMAs … Since Friday July 17, 2020, a nationwide failure has affected the insurer’s computer system. It all looks like a massive attack.

MMA (formerly Mutuelles du Mans Assurances) has more than 3,000 employees in Le Mans.
MMA (formerly Mutuelles du Mans Assurances) has more than 3,000 employees in Le Mans. (© Les Nouvelles – L’Écho)

According to several sources, the MMA insurance company was the victim of a massive computer attack on the night of Thursday July 16 to Friday July 17, 2020. This Monday July 20, it always blocks the insurer’s services throughout the France.

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The Saturday July 18, 2020, on its Facebook page, the company confirmed “A computer incident” which had an impact on “all of [ses] management services ”without giving further details.

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Posted by MMA on Monday July 20, 2020

A large-scale event

MMA do not hide that it is an event of large scale :

“This failure affected our entire central computer network”

Website unavailable, agencies closed

The home page of the mma.fr site is still inaccessible this Sunday, July 19, 2020.
The home page of the mma.fr site is still inaccessible this Sunday, July 19, 2020. (© Screenshot)

The mma.fr website is still “under maintenance”. The customer area is notably unavailable.

According to the press, which quotes several testimonies, the SORRY headquartered in Chauray near Niort (Deux-Sèvres) was also affected. This is another entity of the Covéa group to which belong the MMA.

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Lack of access to the servers of the company based in Mans (Sarthe), several MMA agencies have simply closed as evidenced by a message posted by an agent of Château-Gontier (Mayenne) :

The message published by MMA on Facebook is reassuring but does not specify the timeframe for the intervention and the return to normal:

“Rest assured, we are doing everything to restore the situation as soon as possible”

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